Worcester’s mask mandate lifts for most indoor places

WORCESTER, Mass. — As of midnight Friday, you do not need to wear a mask indoors at public places in Worcester. The mask mandate had been in effect since September.

Now, you can drop your mask off city hall and the senior center. Public meetings will begin meeting in person.

But private businesses like restaurants and workplaces have the option to require people to wear a mask.

In some places, people will still have to wear a mask. The two hospitals in the city, the courthouse, and the regional airport all require a mask. The school committee voted to drop its mask requirement, but that decision will not be final until the Worcester Board of Health votes on it on March 8.

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