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Posted on: February 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Brookline's Proof of Vaccination Requirement is lifted effective immediately

Effective immediately, the Brookline’s Proof of Vaccination Requirement is lifted. Please see the memo copied below, dated today, from Acting Commissioner of Public Health Pat Maloney to all impacted business establishments. Please forward this information to your membership and local business networks. Acting Commissioner Pat Maloney will be at tomorrow’s Virtual Town Hall for Brookline Businesses to provide an update and participate n Q&A. Zoom registration link for tomorrow’s 10am virtual town hall: 

To:                All Food Establishments with seats, Commercial Fitness Settings, Indoor Entertainment settings  

From:            Patrick J Maloney, MPAH, CHO, RS

                      Acting Commissioner of Public Health and Human Services                                               

Re:                Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Evidence for your Establishment Lifted

Effective immediately the Regulation requiring COVID – 19 evidence of vaccination in designated establishments is lifted. Establishments are no longer required to check patrons COVID-19 ID cards. The Brookline Department of Public Health had joined with Boston and other Boston Metro Communities to implement this important Public Health measure. 

The matrix that departments have been monitoring reflect a reduction in:

  • ICU Bed occupancy rates
  • Hospitalizations
  • Positivity rates

Boston and other Boston Metro Communities have also lifted their vaccine card requirement.

Brookline will continue to require mask in all indoor environments.

The Advisory Council of Public Health (ACPH) and Health Commissioner will evaluate COVID data from the February 19st-27th vacation week and determine if lifting the mask mandate is warranted.

The ACPH meeting will be held the week of March 14th. The date and time will be posted soon.

 I would like to thank the business community and the public for their continued cooperation to assist the Brookline Department of Public Health in stopping the spread of COVID in our community.

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