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Looking Forward to Fall
Thanks to your advocacy and the collective work of the Legislature, Massachusetts has continued to respond to the COVID pandemic and accomplished major victories on climate change, economic development, transportation infrastructure, relief for essential workers, expanded voting access and most recently, passed a balanced state budget.
As we approach the fall and the new school year, we must continue to use every tool at our disposal to keep residents safe from the coronavirus. Public health experts have noted that the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, and breakthrough infections are occurring even among vaccinated individuals.
In addition to getting vaccinated, the CDC recommends wearing a mask if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease. If someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.