Chair Anita Raj said Monday that the main purpose of the meeting is to assess the impact of the mandate, which went into effect on Aug. 27. “We promised to review the mask mandate frequently,” she said.
Heidi Porter, director of Health and Human Services, “will let us know what she is hearing from the community,” Raj said. She noted that residents’ feedback is also shared by the health office with board members.
The Covid-19 dashboard on the town website will provide the board with plenty of data to evaluate, including:
- Forty-four new Covid cases during the two-week period Aug. 21-Sept. 3. Of the new cases, 33 are infecting residents younger than age 40.
- The positivity rate for testing on Sept. 3 of 2.93, higher than the state (2.74) and the county (1.9).
- Encouraging vaccination statistics. Every age cohort in the town has reached at least 70 percent in Covid vaccination. The highest percentages are ages 16-19, close to 90 percent, followed by ages 12-15, around 85 percent.Mike Rosenberg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 781-983-1763