City of Greenfield issues mask mandate

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Starting Monday, an indoor mask mandate will go into effect in Greenfield– regardless of vaccination status. That’s for anyone over the age of five.

Brian Meunier, Owner of Rise Above Bakery says “It should have happened a long time ago. It’s “staff only” inside of Rise Above Bakery on Main Street.” And furthermore, that they’ll be taking that down Wednesday when they welcome back customers. He said having to make the decision about their own COVID policy, has led to some hecklers. “We’ve been left to fend for ourselves. So now they’ve finally had a mask mandate. So yeah, I might have to fight these people but at least I have an actual law behind me or mandate.”

According to the Greenfield Health Department, there are currently 36 cases in the city. The Health department has been recommending masks since August 7th. That was around the time when Bubba, the owner of Greenfield Games put back in place his own mask rule.

Bubba Sadowski Owner, and Assistant Manager Greenfield Games says “To play at our tables you do have to be vaccinated so we figured there was no harm in having them go mask less. But with the delta variant out now it’s really just common sense just to mask.”

Masks are also strongly recommended by the board of health in groups of 20 or more.

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