By CBSBoston.com Staff

LYNN (CBS) — An indoor mask mandate is back in effect in Lynn Monday. It requires everyone ages two and older to wear a face-covering any public location regardless of vaccination status.

Mayor Thomas McGee and Lynn Department of Public Health Director Michele Desmarais signed the order on Friday.

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Businesses must also post a notice about the mandate at their entrances.

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“Our positive cases in the last few months have steadily increased again, some days in triple digits, and although we have done a tremendous job with vaccinations which often tempers COVID symptoms, the virus is easily transmittable via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so wearing a mask specifically indoors in group settings will go a long way in helping to stop the spread and protect the most vulnerable among us,” Desmarais said in a statement.

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CBSBoston.com Staff