Who doesn’t have to wear a mask?
  • People who have trouble breathing.
  • People who are unconscious or incapacitated.
  • People who are unable to remove their mask without assistance.
  • People with who shouldn’t wear a face covering due to medical conditions, mental health conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities or other sensory sensitivities.
  • People communicating with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • People who are sleeping.
  • People who are swimming or on duty as a lifeguard.
  • People who can’t wear a face covering while working because it would create a risk to them, as determined by government safety guidelines.
  • People who are receiving services that require the temporary removal of the face covering, such as dental services.
  • People who are eating or drinking.
  • People speaking to an audience or performing may remove their mask.  Speakers must socially distance (staying six feet away) from other performers as well as listeners.  
  • Masks are also not required:
    • Whenever federal or state law or regulations prohibit wearing a face covering.
    • When it’s necessary to evaluate or verify a person’s identity.

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1. Why do we have a mask ordinance?
2. What is a mask?
3. Do face shields count as masks?
4. Who has to wear a mask?
5. Where do I need to wear a mask?
6. Who doesn’t have to wear a mask?
7. What happens if I have a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents me from wearing a mask? Do I need to show proof?
8. Can I donate masks?