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Revere lifts public indoor mask order effective March 14

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  Last Friday, Mayor Brian Arrigo announced that the City of Revere’s indoor masking mandate be lifted effective Monday, March 14, 2022. This comes following guidance issued by Revere’s Department of Public Health. Since February 21, Revere has seen low transmission rates and a decrease in daily positivity rate to 3.2%.

  As of March 14, masks are not required in indoor public spaces, such as Revere City Hall and the Revere Public Library. The mask requirement has been lifted in all city government buildings, and masks are optional for both visitors and employees. Individual businesses may still choose to require masking.

  “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have always relied on our public health team to guide us in the right direction to keep our residents safe,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “We believe this is the appropriate next step for our city and for our schools.”

  The Revere School Committee also amended the face-covering policy for Revere Public Schools. As of March 14, 2022, face coverings are optional in school buildings. The exceptions to this policy – where school students and staff would be required to wear a face covering – are as follows:

  • Any person who is returning from a positive Covid-19 diagnosis after day five is required to wear a face covering (mask) for days six through 10.
  • Any person visiting school health offices (nurse’s office)

  “I want to thank all our residents and city staff for doing their part and wearing their masks throughout the pandemic and for getting vaccinated,” said Revere Chief of Health and Human Services Dr. Nathalee Kong. “Because of these preventive measures, we are seeing a downturn in cases. I hope this is the beginning of a new normal where we learn to live with the virus while still respective the science that will continue to guide us towards a healthier future.”

  While masks are no longer mandated in certain indoor settings, you may choose to wear a mask or respirator that offers greater protection in certain situations, such as when you are with people at higher risk for severe illness, or if you are at higher risk for severe illness.

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