Massachusetts soon will no longer require residents to wear masks when they are outdoors in most public spaces and able to physically distance from others. The state also released Tuesday its timeline for a full reopening of business activities.
Effective Friday, April 30, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that because the state’s COVID-19 infection rate continues to drop, the state’s mandatory policy on masks in outdoor public settings will lift. The measure was first put in place on Nov. 6, 2020. Children under age 5 and people with certain medical conditions were exempted from the rule.