The mask regulations in the Commonwealth are limited. By law, a person need only say, "I have a health condition" and there is nothing more that officers can do. Or, a person can say "no, I won't do it." The Town can issue a citation, but we cannot ask someone to leave a public sidewalk; we cannot take them into custody; we cannot require them wear a mask.
We are most successful when we establish a rapport with everyone present at a scene. Whether we agree or disagree with the politics, courtesy and respect is an important tool for police officers.