Baker and Janey lift mask mandates, business restrictions on May 29

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated mask guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated people against COVID-19, Governor Baker announced Monday that all mask mandates and business restrictions will be lifted on May 29.

Deciding to mask up is largely left to the individual person and private establishments, except in public transport and healthcare settings.

According to the CDC guidance, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without social distancing and without a mask, except when local governments or businesses require it. This news sparked some debate about how unvaccinated people should behave.

Later on Monday, Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that Boston will align with the state’s reopening guidelines instead of presenting a modified version as the city has done in the past.

“We have the lowest numbers of active cases since we began tracking over a year ago in April of 2020 … Because

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