The New Salem Board of Health voted on a mask mandate at their monthly meeting on November 22, 2021.

The mandate states that a mask or facial covering must be worn in all public indoor spaces in New Salem effective Saturday, November 27, 2021 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in New Salem and surrounding communities. The only exemption to this mandate is for those with medical conditions which preclude them from wearing a mask or facial covering.

This mandate will be revisited at the Board of Health’s December meeting.