The Danvers Town Manager, in consultation with the Director of Public Health, has announced that effective Monday, August 16, 2021, face coverings will be required at all times inside Town offices/buildings, regardless of vaccination status. This decision was based on the recent uptick in delta-variant cases in Danvers and the CDC’s recent designation of Essex County as an area of substantial transmission.
This guidance does not apply to school buildings. As outlined in the District Connect Ed message last week, the School Committee will be meeting on August 23 to discuss mask guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Town strongly encourages residents to wear masks in all indoor settings outside of their own homes, supports individual businesses choosing to require masks, and asks that the public be cooperative and respect any business that may choose to do so. Masks slow the spread and vaccines reduce the severity of the virus, and both are recognized by the CDC, MassDPH, and local Boards of Health as effective tools in our ongoing fight against COVID-19. Wear a mask. Get vaxxed. Do your part.
Vaccination appointments remain available and can be made by visiting https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/.