Where are face coverings required?

  • Indoors
    • All indoor spaces open to the public.
    • Healthcare settings (doctor and dentist offices, pharmacies, clinics, vet clinics, blood banks).
    • Employee areas (workspaces and meeting rooms) for all private businesses and organizations where social distancing can’t be observed.
  • Outdoors
    • Waiting in line to get into any space open to the public.
  • Employees
    • Employees, staff, or volunteers engaging in work unless in an individual office/cubicle with no other person less than 6 feet from them.
    • Inside/off-site if interacting with members of the public;
    • In any space visited by the public – even if no public is there at the time; and
    • Where food is prepared or packaged for distribution.

When DON’T I have to wear a face covering?
Some instances where face-coverings are not required:

  • while actively eating or drinking, provided the individual remains in place while eating or drinking;
  • while alone or only with other members of the same household in a room, cubicle, school-provided transportation, or similar enclosure;
  • while obtaining or providing a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the Face-Covering is necessary to perform the service;
  • while actively performing as an athlete;
  • while giving an educational, artistic, cultural, musical, or theatrical presentation or performance at a school for an audience or at a religious gathering;
  • while exercising or engaging in athletic training while indoors and maintaining at least six feet of physical distance from any other individual;
  • while purchasing a product or receiving a service that requires identification where the individual may briefly remove a Face-Covering, as necessary, so that the retailer or service provider can verify identity;
  • while a student is napping;
  • while swimming or on duty as a lifeguard; and
  • while giving religious instruction.