Face Mask Exceptions in Massachusetts

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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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