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West Springfield Institutes Townwide Mask Mandate as Big E Begins

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The West Springfield Board of Health instituted a mask mandate for the city starting Friday morning — the same day the Big E opens its 17-day fair, the Republican reported.

The mandate requires face coverings in all indoor public places, as well as private places open to the public, regardless of vaccination status, for those age 2 and older.

“The Big E is not the only big event in this town,” said Dr. Heather Sankey, a Baystate Health obstetrician and Board of Health member, according to the Republican. “We have people traveling from other states to come to Costco or the hockey arena or whatever event we are doing, and it’s very important that we protect everybody throughout all of this.”