Experts, Advocates Suggest Outdoor Mask Mandates Be Lifted
BOSTON — A conservative group is calling on Massachusetts' governor to lift the state’s outdoor mask-wearing mandate.
The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance argued that most of the state’s most vulnerable residents have been inoculated against COVID-19, and anyone who is 16 or older who lives, works or studies in the state is now eligible to receive a vaccine as of Monday.
Gov. Charlie Baker didn't immediately comment Tuesday.
The call comes as medical experts in New England acknowledge it soon might be safe enough for states to lift mask requirements when outdoors, including Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health in Rhode Island.