Where and when do I need to wear a mask or face covering?

Masks or face coverings will be required for staff and customers over the age of two at all indoor establishments that are open to the public. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Restaurants
    • Note: customers may only remove face coverings when they are actively eating or drinking. Patrons standing or ordering at the bar must be masked.
  • Retail establishments
  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Houses of worship
  • Gyms and indoor fitness centers 
  • Performance spaces and theaters
  • Private clubs that host indoor events
  • Lodging facilities such as hotels and motels
  • Common areas of apartment buildings and lodging houses, such as elevators, lobbies and laundry areas
  • Personal services establishments, such as barbers, hair stylists, nail salons and massage parlors   
    • Note: clients may remove their masks temporarily to perform services that need to occur on the face, such as beard trimming, facials, makeup applications

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1. When does this Order go into effect?
2. Why is Framingham instituting a mask mandate now?
3. Where and when do I need to wear a mask or face covering?
4. Which individuals are exempt from this Order?
5. As a business what must I do?
6. As a business operator, can I deny entry to patrons who refuses to follow this Order?
7. What if my business is not open to the public?
8. If I am hosting or attending a private event that is not open to the public, do I need to wear a mask or face covering?
9. Are musical and other live performances still allowed at restaurants and other indoor venues?
10. What is the penalty for noncompliance?
11. When will this Order be reviewed?
12. Who can I contact for additional questions?