When must I wear a mask? Who is exempt from wearing a mask?

Masks must be worn at all indoor spaces with more than one person per room or barrier-divided space and outdoor spaces where Physical Distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained, except where further exceptions, if any, are approved by the Director of Public Health.

Exceptions to this requirement are:

  • Minors below the age of 5; and
  • Persons who have disabilities for which masks constitute a substantial impairment to their health and well-being based upon medical, behavioral, or legal direction; and
  • Persons who are in a restaurant or tavern and are seated and engaged in consuming food or drink while adequately distanced from other patrons; and
  • Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering or mask is necessary to perform the service.

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1. When will the new emergency order take effect and how long will it be in place?
2. When must I wear a mask? Who is exempt from wearing a mask?
3. Must I wear a mask while working out indoors at a gym?
4. Must I wear a mask while exercising outside?
5. How can I report non-compliance with mask requirements, gathering limits, or other elements of this Emergency Order?
6. Why is the county requiring masks or facial coverings to be worn?
7. I have a disability that prevents me from wearing a mask, what are my options?
8. What are the guidelines restaurants, taverns, and bars must follow to ensure safety?
9. Must patrons be seated while ordering food from takeout establishments?
10. What are general guidelines businesses can follow to keep employees and customers safe?
11. What are guidelines for youth and educational operations?
12. Are masks required for children while playing sports or during recess or PE?
13. Must all employees report to work?
14. I live in Clay County but work in a neighboring city or county. Which guidelines should I follow?