BOSTON (CBS) – Boston’s top art museums are reinstating face mask requirements starting Saturday, in line with the latest COVID guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
The Museum of Fine Arts will require the wearing of masks to visitors and staff both inside and outside the museum, regardless of the vaccination status.
Mask update: Starting August 7, all visitors and staff will be required to wear masks inside and outside the building, regardless of their immunization status, in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines 😷 pic.twitter.com/bG8zZADpOB
– Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (@mfaboston) August 5, 2021
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) will require masks for visitors when they are inside the museums.
“All visitors and staff have a right to a safe and respectful experience, and we appreciate your adherence to this policy,” the Gardner tweeted.
The New England Aquarium also announced Thursday that masks will be mandatory starting Saturday.
Suffolk County is considered by the CDC to have “substantial” COVID transmission. The agency even recommends that people who are fully vaccinated wear face masks in indoor public spaces in areas of high or high transmission.