Are there exemptions to the Order?
Generally, everyone should wear a face covering while in public indoor settings, but there are some exceptions:
- Individuals age two (2) years or under.
- Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a Face-Covering.
- Individuals who are hearing impaired, or communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
- Individuals for whom wearing a Face-Covering would create a risk to the individual related to their work, as determined by local, state or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
- Individuals who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while they are eating or drinking.
- Individuals engaging in work where they are alone in an indoor establishment or facility.
- Individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
- Individuals who have Individualized Education Programs (“IEP”) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1414, or an accommodation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794, that would necessitate exempting the individual from wearing a face covering.