Mass. city giving out free face masks as COVID-19 cases increase – WCVB Boston

Mass. city giving out free face masks as COVID-19 cases increase

OUT OF CONTROL. >> I WAS JUST ABOUT TO GO INTO THE CVS, THAT’S WHY I’M WEARING IT. JOHN: SOME PEOPLE ARE PLAYING IT SAFE AS COVID CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS RISE ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH. >> I’VE NEVER HAD COVID IN THE LAST 2 YEARS, I WANT TO KEEP MY DISTANCE. JOHN: IN SOMERVILLE, THE CITY’S NOW GIVING OUT FREE MASKATS LIBRARIES AND AT SOME PHARMACIES. >> WE’RE JUST REALLY TRYINTOG PUSH THE MESSAGE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COMMUNITY LEVEL. JOHN: THE CDCOW N CATEGORIZES 7 UNCOTIES IN THE STATE AS HAVING HIGH LEVELS OF COVID IN THE COMMUNITY. PROMPTING RECOMMENDATIONS TO WEAR MASKS INSIDE PUBLIC PLACES AND ON TRAINS AND BUSSES. >> I DON’T THINK IT MEANS THGSIN ARE BAD BUT I THINK IT MEANS PEOPLE SHOULD BE APPROPRIATELY CAUTIOUS. JO:HN CASE COUNTS ARE NOT NEAR WINTER PEAKS, BUT THE CDC IS WORRIED ABOUT THE NEXT SEVALER MONTHS, WARNING THAT WE COULD SEE AS MANY AS 100 MILLION NEW INFECTIONS ACRS THOSE COUNTRY. >> WE HOPE WE CAN DAMPER COMMUNITY SPREAD TO ENABLE A MORE NORMALIDZE SUMMER THAT WE WOULD HOPE TO EXPECT THIS YEAR. JO:HN IN SOMERVILLE, HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO STOP THE SPREAD AND APPEAL TO PEOPLE WHO AFTER MORE THAN 2 YEARS, MAY BE TIRED OF WEARING MASKS. >> I’M SO USED TO IT AT THIS POINT, IT DOESN’EVENT BHEROT ME. I’M KEEPING THE MASK WHEN I’M >>I’M KEEPING THE MASK WHEN I’M INDOORS — >> I’M KEEPING THE MASK WN HEI AM INDOORS ALL THE TIME. JOHN: T

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Mass. city giving out free face masks as COVID-19 cases increase

The city of Somerville is now giving out free masks at libraries and at some pharmacies to stop the spread.

The city of Somerville is now giving out free masks at libraries and at some pharmacies to stop the spread.

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