SALEM (CBS) – Salem, Massachusetts is taking a big step to help stop the spread of coronavirus in that city.
Starting Sunday, everyone must wear a mask or cloth face covering when they enter a grocery store, pharmacy, restaurant or any other essential business.
Officials say it can be a fabric mask, scarf or bandana, but it must cover your nose and mouth.
Employees at these essential businesses are also required to wear masks.
NEW RULES IN SALEM: Effective Sun, April 12th ALL members of the public entering grocery stores, pharmacies+other essential businesses must wear a cloth face covering, such as a fabric mask, scarf or bandana, over his or her nose and mouth. More info here: https://t.co/wLZUpGe0U2 pic.twitter.com/I4ABSDKUAM
— Kim Driscoll (@MayorDriscoll) April 10, 2020
For more information, visit Salem’s website.
The new rules come just days after 59-year-old Vitalina Williams died after being diagnosed with coronavirus. She worked at the Market Basket in Salem. Two other workers there have tested positive.