Guidance for wearing masks
Updated November 18, 2020
A mandatory mask wearing requirement for the City of Clinton was passed Tuesday November 17, 2020 and was put into effect immediately with an emergency clause.
See Ordinance 1001 for full wording.
The order requires people in Clinton who are 5 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:
- When located within Public Service Areas of Places of Public Accommodation or an Educational Institution.
- When in any Public Setting wherein Social or Physical Distancing cannot be maintained
People who do not have to wear a mask include:
- Persons who fall into the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance for those who should not wear Face Coverings due to a medical or mental health condition, or developmental disability. Persons exempted under this subsection should consider the use of a face shield, provided that said shield wraps around the sides of the wearer's face and extends below to the chin;
- Children under five (5) years of age;
- Private homes and private lodging rooms in Places of Public Accommodation;
- Persons exercising in communal outdoor spaces, as long as Social or Physical Distancing is maintained, or persons walking, playing, or otherwise exercising with other persons from the same household in communal outdoor spaces and maintaining Social or Physical Distancing from non household persons;
- Settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a Face Covering, such as when receiving dental services or medical treatments and services, or while swimming;
- Occupants in a personal vehicle, personal office, or similarly private space while other persons outside of the person's household are not present;
- Restaurant and bar patrons while they are eating or drinking; and
- Offices and workplaces that are not Public Service Areas where Physical Distancing between employees and other occupants can be consistently maintained during hours of operation.
Research shows that people who have no symptoms can spread COVID-19. Wearing a non-medical face mask helps minimize the spread of the virus.
Signage for Facilities
The following signs (additional to be posted) are provided by City staff and will suffice for section (C) that requires establishments affected by the ordinance to post signage conspicuously at entrances.
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