The Department of Public Health has issued guidelines for Governor Baker’s order requiring citizens to wear a face mask in public settings.
According to the guidelines:
Exceptions for wearing face masks include situations that may inhibit an individual from wearing a face-mask safely. These may include, but are not limited to:
Those who cannot breathe safely;
Those who, due to a behavioral health diagnosis, are unable to do so;
Those communicating with people who rely upon lip-reading;
Those who require supplemental oxygen to breathe; and
Those who are exercising outdoors and are able to keep physical distance from others.
The order itself states that a person is exempt if he or she “is unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.” Such a person “shall not be required to produce documentation verifying the condition.”
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