Effective at 7 a.m. May 26, face coverings will be required for all individuals 12 years of age and older in all indoor public commercial facilities, including libraries and public transit. This follows a 4-3 vote along party lines by county commissioners May 21.
The face covering provision does not apply in the following places or situations:
While eating in any restaurant.
For reasons related to any individual's medical condition, disability or religious beliefs.
In private offices.
In areas of retail establishments, businesses and restaurants that are not open to the public.
When complying with directions of law enforcement officers.
During any worship, religious and spiritual gatherings, funeral ceremonies, wedding ceremonies and other activities constituting the exercise of First Amendment rights.
In settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering when obtaining or rendering goods or services.
Guidelines for wearing a face covering include:
It must cover both the mouth and nose.
It must be snug.
Don’t touch a face covering while wearing it or, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
When removing, do so by lifting earloops or ties without touching the front of mask or your face and wash your hands afterwards.
Wash the face covering with soap and water regularly or in the washing machine with other clothes.
Do not put a face covering on anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious or otherwise unable to remove their own mask, or on children under 2 years of age.
Do not use them as a substitute for social distancing, hand washing or staying home when sick.