When do I NOT need to wear a face mask?

A person may remove their face mask where otherwise required under the following circumstances:

  • While outdoors, when able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others;
  • While exercising outdoors or while exercising indoors when able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others;
  • When engaged in a sporting activity;
  • While eating or drinking only when inside or in the outside dining area of a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, provided that person is able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from persons seated at other tables, and provided this distance restriction is enforced by the restaurant or other establishment;
  • While obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the face mask, such as dental examinations;
  • When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity;
  • When federal or state law prohibits wearing a face mask or requires the removal of a face mask;
  • When requested by a law enforcement officer;
  • When requested by a medical provider, including emergency response personnel;
  • When in a business/commercial/office setting and not within six feet of any other person; provided however, when moving from place to place in a business location where the person cannot maintain at all times a distance of six feet from all other persons, a face mask shall be worn.

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1. When does the new order begin and end?
2. When DO I need to wear a face mask?
3. When do I NOT need to wear a face mask?
4. Who is exempt from wearing a face mask?
5. What if my business is privately owned?
6. Can a business refuse entry to me if I'm not wearing a face mask?
7. How do I report a business or organization I believe is in violation of the order?
8. What if I do not own a face mask?
9. How can I help my child wear a face mask?