West Springfield Considers Mask Requirement For New England Fair


West Springfield Health officials expressing concerns over this year’s Big E.

Dr Heather Sankey at the Board of Health says there is a potential that this year’s fair could be a super spreader event.

Officials are expecting to schedule a public hearing on masking requirements and other protocols.

Vendors will be wearing masks at the fair however right now there is no requirement for anyone else. The West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt says that he was looking forward to a huge turnout for the fair- but now wonders with all the concern about the Delta Variant.

The Health Department will schedule a public hearing on the issue before making a final decision.

That is expected to come before the fair which is set September 17 th to October 3.

(Photo Credit : John Baibak, WHYN News)


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