A fresh batch of COVID-19-related signs has been emerging across Wellesley, as businesses and the town take their cues from federal and state guidance as well as do what they think is right for their patrons. The result is a hodgepodge of signage that makes it clear you definitely or maybe should wear a mask depending on where you are headed. Just be sure to have 1 on hand.
Among businesses putting in strict rules is cycling gym B/Spoke, which informed clients and staff of the following:
“In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, we have spent recent weeks listening, researching, and engaging in productive conversations, while deliberating next steps for the studio in terms of safety protocol and guidelines for both Staff and Clients.
After careful thought and consideration, and based off the current levels of mounting risk surrounding our studios and community, we have made the decision to require proof of vaccination for anyone teaching, working or taking class INDOORS as of TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 at all of our indoor studios and operations.
For anyone taking class or working at any of our INDOOR studios, we will ask all Clients AND Staff Members to provide a one-time proof of a physical vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, or other proof from a patient portal or similar platform, that shows proof of FULL vaccination*…”
Businesses like Magic Beans in Linden Square that cater to parents and young kids put in place mask rules to help protect little ones.
Meanwhile, Roche Bros., and others are setting expectations before you get in the door that they might not have everything you’ve come to expect due to supply and supply chain issues.
In Wellesley Square, a variety of signs let you know the mask rules of individual retailers.
The other trendy signs in town are those for Help Wanted.
Wellesley Public Schools are starting the year with masks on indoors, as staff and students will be reminded of constantly as the school year begins.
That goes for all town buildings, in fact.
And just for fun, the Swellesley-est sign around.