A mask mandate has been reinstated in Springfield, Massachusetts, this week, that includes casinos.
US.- The Covid-19 pandemic is striking back and the world is under alert again. In Springfield, Massachusetts, a mask mandate has been reinstated from January 3 and now MGM Springfield is requiring guests to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our guests, employees and our community,” Beth Ward, spokesperson for MGM Springfield, said.
“We continually evaluate and update our policies based on the latest information and guidance from city, state and federal health officials.”
All MGM Springfield employees are currently required to wear a mask at all times.
Springfield Mayor, Domenic Sarno, said established people entering city-owned properties will be required to wear masks, beginning immediately.
All city businesses will be required to have employees and customers wear masks. Adding that the additional time is to allow businesses to prepare for the mandate.
The order will be in place for 60 days, and on March 1, Sarno and Health and Human Services commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris will reassess how it is working.
Massachusetts reported 21,397 more COVID cases on Friday, the second day in a row to see daily cases above 20,000, reported MassLive.
According to the official data released last week, Springfield shows a higher average daily rate of 118 and a higher per cent positivity of 12 per cent compared to Worcester and Boston.