Message To All Family Members
May 7, 2020


Mask In Public 
Effective May 6, 2020

Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order last Friday requiring Massachusetts residents to wear masks in public. Here are some fast facts on the order, which  takes effect today May 6.

Where should masks be worn?
The order requires residents to use a face covering in public places when they cannot socially distance.

Who is required to wear masks?
The order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations opened to the public, including grocery and retail stores and public transportation.

The governor's executive order does not apply to children under the age of 2 or anyone who is unable to wear a mask due to medical conditions or other Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued exemptions. Baker said he has instructed state health officials to issue additional guidance on children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Will people who don't wear masks in public be fined?
The order provides that people who don't comply can face a fine of up to $300.
But Baker said he is mainly leaving enforcement to cities and towns.  Some have already put fines in place, including ones that are higher than the state's fine.

When does this order expire?
That's up to Baker to decide.
"I think we all believe that as part of the strategy around some sort of reopening, people are going to need a mask or a face covering if they're going to be close to people. You can't always stay six feet away," the governor said. "If everybody's wearing a mask, it will dramatically reduce the opportunity and possibility of spread."
"This is going to be a way of life," he added. "No ifs, no ands, no buts, no doubts."
We purchased extra fabric masks from W.B. Mason. If any family member is in a need for fabric mask please let us know and we will be happy to distributed the stock among our family members. Currently we have on hand around 150 masks and will donate them on a first come first served.

We would like to thank all family members that supported us, and our staff, with masks and gift certificates. Since last communication we got few generous donations and I would like to update the list:
The Koch family
The Washburn family
The Galante family
The Hugo family
The Connolly family
The McNamara family
The Dalconzo Family
The Mullery Family
The Geofrey Family
In Memory of Joe Hehir Multiple Donations
The Quist Family
The Beeman Family
The Berg Family
The Newman Family
The Nelson Family
Any additional donation or gift cards to benefits our dedicated employees can be send to Micha/Ben attention. We are truely appreciate all donation and we will share them all with our dedicated staff.

We are all aware of Mother's Day coming. Please do not send flowers as all outside materials and delivery are quarantine for 72 hours and sprayed with Lysol to avoid any virus carry to the facility.
We will continue update you on our facility status on a regular base.
Thank you for your trust in our care. 
Stay safe.
Micha Shalev and Ben Herlinger
Dodge Park and The Oasis at Dodge Park