Governor: Face Coverings Required Indoors
At today’s coronavirus briefing, Governor Jim Justice announced an order requiring that “face coverings” be worn “in all public indoor places where social distancing cannot be maintained.”
The order is effective as of 12:01 a.m. on July 7, 2020.
The order does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone with a medical condition that counter-indicates wearing a face covering. The governor emphasized that medical-grade masks are not required and that any sort of face covering would be acceptable. (Click here for sew/no-sew mask-making instructions.
In remarks explaining the order and why he has issued it, the governor offered the following examples of when masks should be worn:
- While entering and exiting your workplace (once inside, you may remove it if an appropriate distance can be maintained from coworkers)
- At all times while in any retail establishment
- When entering or exiting a restaurant or bar and otherwise when not actively engaged in the consumption of food or beverages
Click here to read the governor’s order.