NAHANT – Town Administrator Antonio Barletta and the Town of Nahant announce that the Town’s indoor mask mandate has been lifted, effective immediately.
Town officials reached that decision based on a number of factors: a significant decrease in the rate of positive COVID-19 cases; increased rates of residents who are fully vaccinated and/or have received booster shots; and neighboring communities that also have lifted indoor mask mandates.
The lifting of the mandate does not include Johnson Elementary School. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has determined that school districts may decide to make masking optional after Feb. 28. The Town will remain in communication with the school administration and School Committee about masking in the coming weeks.
The Town also reminds residents that it will distribute COVID-19 tests on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Johnson Elementary School.
“With February school vacation coming up, it’s a timely opportunity to provide people the chance to test at home,” Town Administrator Barletta said.
What that means for the Library: The Library has aligned itself with school policy so that children can safely come to the library, and vice versa. The School Committee meets next Tuesday (2/15). Until then, the Library asks that people wear their masks when in the building.