Face Coverings / Masks

Updated June 7, 2021

For face covering exception and exemption details, see State Executive Order 21-05-14-01 paragraph III.b. (PDF)

Businesses and workplaces can set their own face covering policies, just as they can set a dress code for customers and staff.

Face coverings must be worn inside

  • Public transportation
  • Schools
  • Health care settings
  • Youth camps
  • Childcare facilities
  • some County offices and facilities (clinics, correctional facilities, homeless shelters)

Face coverings are recommended

  • Indoors and outdoors, particularly when physical distancing cannot be maintained, for people 2 years and older who are not fully vaccinated
  • Outdoors at childcare, school, and camp programs, and during outdoor offsite activities (e.g. field trips) when physical distancing cannot be maintained for staff, essential visitors, and children 2 years and older 

Must the face covering cover my nose?

A face covering is fitted properly when it covers your nose and mouth.