September 20, 2021
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ORDER
BOARD OF HEALTH FACE COVERING ORDER
Due to the current resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and the number of documented breakthrough cases of vaccinated individuals in the Town, and pursuant to the authority of the Board of Health under MGL Ch. 111, Sections 31 and 122, and regulations promulgated thereunder, the Board hereby orders, effective immediately, that face coverings shall be worn by anyone age 2 years or older, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated against COVID-19, attending an indoor public meeting of any Town Board, Commission or Committee, including Town Meeting, or any gathering of two or more persons in a Town Building meeting room including the Community Center gym and fitness room, except as provided below:
- A Chair (or in the case of Town Meeting, the Moderator) may excuse, upon advance request and for good cause shown, any individual attendee’s face covering requirement for medical reasons.
- A Chair (or in the case of Town Meeting, the Moderator) may allow attendees to remove face coverings temporarily to speak to the meeting.
As used herein, attendees shall include members of a Town Board, Commission or Committee.
In furtherance of the purpose and intent of this Order, a Chair (or in the case of Town Meeting, the Moderator) shall have the authority to request that meeting attendees either put masks on, or, if they fail or refuse to do so, to remove them from the meeting.
This Emergency Order shall be effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further notice is given that, in the Board of Health’s judgment, the within Order is no longer necessary.
ORDERED on this Day September 20, 2021
CHATHAM BOARD OF HEALTH:
John Beckley, Chairman Edward Sheehan, Vice Chairman
Carol Boyce, Member Ronald Broman, Member
Dr. Noble Hansen, Member Dr. Richard Edwards, Alternate Member