Masks Mandatory

Masks Mandatory

Calling it part of “the new normal”, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday that everybody in the state will have to wear a face mask or covering while in public. The new emergency order, which goes into effect on May 6, is the state’s latest step to slow the spread of coronavirus. “I signed an executive order requiring residents to use a face covering in public places when they cannot socially distance from others,” said Baker. “As we continue to think about the future and a return to a new normal, covering our faces when we cannot practice social distancing is an easy, critically important, and essential step that everyone can and should take to stop or slow the spread.”

Save Popponesset Bay would like to share information about a new partnership.

Rafi Nova is a Boston-based, ethically sourced and fair trade fashion brand that has pivoted to focus on the needs of the community at this time. In addition to their bags and accessories, they are now manufacturing masks and donating one mask per order to frontline workers. In the month of April they donated 10,000 masks and have a goal of donating 20,000 in May.

You can purchase masks for your whole family (children and adults) through their website: If you use the code SPB at checkout, they will donate 30% of sales back to SPB in the form of a donation.

So, if you are looking to purchase well made masks from a company that is not only donating masks to frontline workers and also making a donation to Save Popponesset Bay, go to and place your order today!