With Boston’s proof of vaccination requirement lifted, what’s next for indoor mask mandate?

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu lifted the city’s proof of vaccination requirement for indoor businesses Friday evening.

The city’s “B Together” policy was put in place last month, requiring patrons and staff at certain indoor spaces like restaurants and bars to show proof of vaccination.

The mayor said the requirement can now be lifted because public health data in Boston has fallen below three previously announced thresholds.

While workers and customers will no longer be required to show vaccination cards before entering certain businesses, they will still have to wear masks inside. Boston’s indoor mask mandate will remain in place for the time being but is set to be reviewed in the coming days.

Boston’s Public Health Commission and the Board of Health will be reviewing the masking order.

“The public health data shows that we’re ready to take this step in our recovery,” said Mayor Wu. “This news highlights how much progress we’ve made in our fight against COVID-19 thanks to vaccines & booster, which have always been our most effective weapon against the pandemic.”

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