STATE FACE COVERING POLICIES

The following tracker provides the status of state and territory COVID-19 mask/face covering orders, guidance, and requirements.


Last Updated: 15 Jan 2021

The following tracker provides the status of state and territory COVID-19 mask/face covering orders, guidance, and requirements. The purpose of this tracker is to share information about the current status of mask/face covering orders/guidance and information related to statewide actions, effective dates, and state-specific requirements. The chart includes links to current orders/guidance.

Please note this list may not be exhaustive, information may be out of date, and not every type of order/guidance may be represented. If an order is ongoing, that typically means it will remain in effect for the duration of the emergency. Lapsed/rescinded statewide orders/guidance, as well as local actions, are not included. NGA staff will continue to track COVID-19 mask/face covering orders/guidance and update this document.

State/TerritoryMechanism of Executive Action Statewide RequirementEffective Dates of Order Specific Requirements Exceptions/ExemptionsEnforcement/PenaltiesAdditional Links (Industry specific guidelines, extended EOs, etc.)
AlabamaState Health Officer OrderYesExtended to Jan. 22, 2021Public settings (indoor space, vehicle operated by a transporation service, outdoor public space where 10 or more people are gathered).Children 6 years or younger, persons with medical conditions/disability that prevents him or her from wearing a facial covering, when eating/drinking, exercise, effective communication, constitutionally protected activity (e.g., voting, active religious worship), essential job functions (e.g., first responders).The law-enforcing authorities of the state shall enforce the order. The penalty for violating it shall be a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment in the county jail.Amended Safer at Home Order
AlaskaRecommendationNoN/AState does not require the use of masks by the public, but strongly encourages individuals to wear a mask in public where social distancing is not possible.N/AN/A
Recommendations when playing sports
America SamoaRecommendationNoN/AStrongly urged and encouraged to use face masks when in public. N/AN/A
ArizonaRecommendationFor certain settings, see specific requirementsN/AMasks required for employees of barbers/cosmetologists and all at gyms.N/AN/A
Gyms
ArkansasExecutive OrderYesExtended through Feb. 27, 2021Indoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained.Children younger than 10, people with a medical consdition/disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering, persons performing job duties where a 6 feet distance is not achievable, but a mask is inhibitory to the ability to safety and effectively perform the job duty, eating/drinking, voting, religious workship, driving alone, speeches, low risk counties).Violation of a directive from the Secretary of Health during this public health emergency is a misdemeanor offense, and upon conviction thereof is punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nore more than $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding one month, or both. All law enforcement officers within this state shall enforce the directives of this order and those fo the Secretary of Health to preserve the health and safety of all Arkansans during this emergency.Extended EO
CaliforniaDept. of Health Public GuidanceYesOngoingPublic settings; require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home with limited exceptions.Children younger than 2, people with medical conditions/disabilities that prevent them from wearing a face covering, hearing impaired, certain work settings, eating/drinking). N/A
Updated Guidance from the Dept. of Health
CNMIEmergency DirectivesNoN/AEstablishments are strongly encouraged to enforce social distancing precautions and to promote the wearing of face masks by employees and customers at all times; people are strongly encouraged to wear face masks outside the home.N/AN/A
ColoradoExecutive OrderYesExtended through Feb. 6, 2021Public indoor settings.Children under 10, people who cannot medically tolerate a face covering, hearing impaired, eating/drinking, exercising alone, identification purposes, first responders, religious service officiants, speeches).People who do not comply with the executive order may be subject to civil or criminal penalties.Extended EO 2020 190
Connecticut Executive OrderYesExtended through Feb. 14, 2021Public settings (indoor and outdoor) where social distancing cannot be maintained. Also when using any taxi, car, ride-sharing, or mass public transit, or within and semi-enclsed transit stop or waiting area. Children under 2, people with medical conditions (with documentation that they cannot wear a mask). N/AEO No. 7NNN
DelawareEmergency DeclarationYesOngoingWhen visiting a business; indoor or outdoor space open to the public; offices (when not alone in an office); aged Kindergarten and up while in attendance at any private indoor gathering or event Chrildren under 2 years of age or if doing so would inhibit an individual's health.N/AUpdated Order
FloridaRecommendationNoN/ARecommends wearing a mask in any setting where social distancing is not possible. N/AN/A
GeorgiaRecommendationNoN/AResidents and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable while outside their home or place of residence, except when eating, drinking, or exercising outdoors. N/AN/A
GuamExecutive OrderYesExtended through Jan. 29, 2021Public settings where social distancing is not possibleUnless engaged in physical exercise.Individuals and businesses who fail to comply with applicable DPHSS Guidance Memoranda and Directives may be subject to fines, as well as any other penalties available under Guam law. DPHSS and affected agencies may enforce applicable enforcement statutes and regulations with the assistance of the Guam Policy DepartmentUpdated DPHSS Guidance Memo
HawaiiExtended ProclamationYesExtended through Feb. 14, 2021All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public. Individuals with medical conditions or disabilities; children under the age of 5; eating/drinking; inside private automobiles; first reponders to the extent that wearing face coverings may impair or impede the safety of the first responder performance; receiving services that require access to individual's nose or mouth; while outdoors when physical distance of 6 feet can be maintained at all timesAny person violating any of these rules shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, the person shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. Penalties prescribed by these rules are in addition to any other lawful penalties established by law.
IdahoRecommendationNoN/AEmployers should identify how personal use items such as masks, face coverings, and gloves may be required by employees, vendors, and/or patrons; Vulnerable individuals in Idaho may resume public interactions but should practice physical distancing and wear face coverings or masks while in public.N/AIdaho to remain under Governor's Stage 2 statewide public health order- under the order face coverings are required at long-term care facilities
IllinoisExecutive OrderYesOngoingAny individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.  This requirement applies whether in an indoor space, such as a store, or in a public outdoor space where maintaining a six-foot social distance is not always possible.Excludes those two years old and younger and those for whom wearing a face covering is not medically advisable.State and local law enforcement.Updated Health Department Notice of Emergency
IndianaExecutive OrderYesExtended through Jan. 24, 2021Inside a business, public building, or other indorr place open to the public (not including private offices where social distancing can be maintained); outdoor places where social distancing cannot be maintained; when using public transportation, taxi, private car service, or ride-sharingchildren under 8, any person with a medical condition or disbaility which prevents them from wearing a face covering, any person with a hearing impairment, if wearing a face covering creates a risk to a person in their work, eating/drinking, exercise/sports activity/swimming, driving, identification purposes, court proceedings, incarcerated individuals, speeches, religious services engagement. IOSHA to take all available administrative and enforcement actions against businesses or entities failing to comply with workplace safety conditions. The IN Dept. of Homeland Secuirty, Alcohol & Tobacco Commission, local boards of health, and other state and local officials or law enforcement officers may take all available administrative and enforcement actions against businesses or entities failing to comply with restrictions and other public health requirements for businesses as set forth in EO.
Extended Executive Order
IowaExtended ProclamationYesExtended through Feb. 6, 2021All people two or older must wear a mask or other face covering when inside an indoor space that is open to the public and within six feet of individuals who are not members of their household for 15 minutes or longerMedical condition/disability; person working along or in space of six feet of physical distance; eating or drinking; physical exercise; presentation or performance for an audience; spiritual or religious service gathering; person who is deaf or hard of hearing and any person communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing; person obtaining/providing service that requires temporary removal fo a mask/face covering; public safety role in which a mask/face covering would seriously interfere in performance and responsibilities.N/APrevious Proclamation
KansasExecutive OrderYesOngoingInside or in line to enter any indoor public space; healthcare settings; public transpotation/ridesharing; in outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained; all businesses; K-12 settings; all businesses or organizations must require all employees, customers, visitors, members, or members of the public to wear a face covering when employeers are working in a space visited by customers regardless of whether anyone from the public is present, working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale/distribution, in a business or organization facility, or employees are in any room where people are present and unable to maintain 6-foot distanceChildren 5 and under; persons with a medical condition or disability; persons who are hard of heating, persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work; identification; eating/drinking; sport activities; persons engaged in any activity or even held or managed by the Kansas Legislature; persons engaged in any court-related proceeding; persons engaged in any lawful activity which wearing a mask or other face covering is prohbibited by law; individual counties may rescind the orderThe Attorney General, county attorneys, and district attorneys enforcing this order should use their discretion and consider the totality of the circumstances as they determine appropriate enforcement actions.EO 20-59 for k-12 Schools
KentuckyExtended Executive OrderYesExtended through Jan. 31, 2021While inside (or waiting to enter) any retail establishment, grocery story, pharmacy, hair salon/barbershop, nail salon/spa, tattoo parlow, child care facility, restaurant or bar (when not eating/drinking), health care setting, or any other indoor public space where social distancing is not possible; public transportation/ride sharing; outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintainedChildren age 5 or younger; any person with a disability that prevents them from safely wearing a face covering; persons who are deaf/hard of hearing; any person engaged in work that a state or federal regulator has concluded would make wearing a face covering a risk to their health or safety; eating/drinking; identification purposes; speeeches, swimming; actively participating in a sports event; any person who is engaged in a lawful activity where federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering.Failure to follow the requirements provided in this Order and any other EO and any Cabinet Order is a violation of the Orders issues and must result in a loss of access to a business's services. Failure to follow the requirements could also subject a person or entity to penalties as authorized by law. Public Health Updates
LouisianaExtended ProclamationYesExtended though Feb. 10, 2021.Required inside a commercial establishment or any other building or space open to the public, whether indoor or outdoor, including public or commercial modes of transportationAny individual who will not come in contact with any other individual or who will be able to maintain social distancing; children under 8; an individual with a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering; eating/drinking; individuals with communication disorders; speeches; identification; any athlete participating in organized athletic events. If a business or organization does not allow entry to a worker, customer, or patron because that person refuses to wear a face coverign, and if that worker, customer, or patron enters the premises or refuses to leave the premises, law enforcement personnel may enforce the trespassing laws and any other laws that the worker, customer, or patron may violate.Renewal of Phase 3 Public Health Emergency
MaineProclamationYesOngoingPublic Settings, including indoor spaces, outdoor places, and transportationhttps://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/sites/maine.gov.governor.mills/files/inline-files/An Order to Stay Safer at Home.pdfN/ARetail/Business Enforcment EO
MarylandExecutive OrderYesOngoingPublic indoor locations, outdoors if unable to maintain social distance; obtaining health services; engaged in certain work activities (i.e., interacting with others, food service)Children 4 and younger; due to a bona fide disability or medical condition; individuals with hearing impairment; unsafe work condition; eating/drinking; swimming/other phsyical activities where a mask is a safety riskEach law enforcement officer of the State or a political subdivision shall execute and enforce this Order and any Local Order.
MassachusettsOrderYesOngoingPublic settings (indoor and outdoor) where social distancing cannot be maintained, including transportation services; Children 4 and under; individuals with a medical condition; persons with hearing impairment or other disabilities; when inside a personal vehicle; where applicable sector-specific COVID-19 safety rules permit the removal of a face coverings in specific circumstances (such as eating and drinking, receiving dental care, or swimming); and circumstances or for other populations that the Commissioner of Public Health may exempt in writing from the terms of this order. The Dept. of Public Health, Local Boards of Health, and authorized agents are authorized to enforce this Order, and if necessary, may do so with the assistance of State or municipal police. The MBTA Transit Police are authorized to enforce this Order on the MBTA bus, rail, and transit system. Violation of the terms of this Order or Dept. of Public Health Guidance may result in a civil fine of up to $300 per violation, in the manner provided for non-criminal disposition of violations of municipal by-law, ordinance, rule, or regulation.
MichiganDepartment of Health and Human Services DirectiveYesOngoingBusinesses, government offices, schools, and other indoor operationshttps://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2020/09/25/file_attachments/1556015/EO 2020-185 Emerg order - Education order amendment.pdfLaw enforcement officers, as defined in the Michgian Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act are deemed to be "department representatives" for purposes of enforcing this order, and are specifically authorized to investigate potential violations of this order. They may coordinate as necessary with appropriate regulatory entity and enforce this order within their jurisdiction. EO 2020-185
MinnesotaExecutive OrderYesOngoingIndoor businesses, indoor public settings, public/ride sharing transportationIndividuals with a medical condition or disability; children 5 and younger; individuals at their workplace when wearing a face covering would create a job hazard; organized sports in an indoor place; exercising indoor if social distancing can be maintained; testifying/speaking/performing in indoor space; swimming, showering; identification; hearing impaired; receiving certain services (ie dental, medical procedure, personal care service); when alone; public safety workers Any individual who willfully violates this Executive Order is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $100. This does not apply to: (1) children younger than 14 years old; or (2) students 14 years old and older who are enrolled in a school or higher education institution identified in Paragraph 12 of this Executive Order, and who are on the premises of the school or institution for educational purposes.
MississippiExecutive OrderFor certain settings, see specific requirementsJan. 15, 2021Requirement in certain counties as outlined in the order; Indoor spaces (business, school, public building) whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.Medical/behavioral condition; hearing impaired/communication; eating/drinking; identification; swimming; persons engaged in exercise; persons engaged in organized school athletic practices; speeches, presentations, performances (including teachers and students); persons actively providing or obtaining access to religious worship; voting; children under 6; other settings where not practical or feasible.EO may be enforced by all State, County, and Local law enforcement, as well as by other governmental entities (such as State and local departments of health) to the fullest extent under Mississippi law.Added counties to special list of restrictions in EO
MissouriGuidanceNoN/ARecommended in public settings where social distancing cannot be maintained.N/A
MontanaExecutive DirectiveYesOngoingA face covering that covers the mouth and nose shall be worn at all times in indoor spaces open to the public. Face coverings shall be provided for all employees and volunteers. All points of entry open to the public shall have a clearly visible sign posted stating: “Mask or face covering use required for ages five and older.”; For any organized outdoor activity where social distancing is not possible or is not observed, a face covering that covers the mouth and nose shall be worn at all times.Children under 5; eating/drinking; activities where it is not safe to wear (swimming/strenuous physical exercise); hearing impaired; speeches; performances; identification; receiving medical treatment; persons who have a medical condition precluding the safe wearing of a face covering
NebraskaDepartment of Health and Human Services Directed Health MeasureFor certain settings, see specific requirementsN/ARequired for clients and staff at barbershops, salons, and other personal-care businesses; recommended for restaurant employees and for the general population in public.N/A
NevadaExecutive DirectiveYesOngoingPublic spaced, whether publicly owneed or privately owned Children age 9 or younger; homeless individuals; individuals who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability; if wearing a face covering creates a work-related risk; certain temporary services; eating/drinking; outdoor recreation (swimming, walking, biking, hiking, running) where social distance can be maintained; incarcerated individuals. Any individual who does not comply with directive, after receiving notice from law enforcement, may be subject to criminal prosecution and civil penalties, and any other applicable statue, regulation, or ordinance. All law enforcement agencies in the State of Nevada are authorized to enforce this directive. The Office of the Attorney General is given concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute violations of this Directive.
New HampshireExecutive OrderFor certain settings, see specific requirementsN/ARequired for all persons who attend/are present at the following activities: scheduled gatherings of 100 people or more for social, spiritual, or recreational activities; Scheduled gatherings where attendees can keep social distance; government; k-12 schools; children under 2N/AEO 157
New JerseyExecutive OrderYesN/Aindoor public spaces; transportation; outdoor public settings where social distancing is not possibleDoes not apply when wearing a face covering would inhibit an individual's health (including exercise, swimming, if it would pose a safety risk; children under 2); eating/drinking; if you need to briefly uncover for religious reasons; outdoor public settings do not include child care cetners or youth summer cmaps (which have separate standards)Penalties for violations of this Order may be imposed
New MexicoPublic Health OrderYesExtended through Jan. 29, 2021Public settingsEating, drinking, swimmingAny and all State officials authorized by the Dept. of Health may enforce this Order by issuing a citation of violation, which may result in civil administrative penalties of up to $5,000 for each violation.Extended EO Public Health Order
New YorkExecutive OrderYesOngoingAny individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. Children younger than 2; individuals who are unable to medically tolerate a face-coveringN/ASec 66-3.2 - Face Coverings
North CarolinaExecutive OrderYesExtended through Jan. 29, 2021Public places, indoor and outdoor, where social distancing is not possibleChildren under 5; individual's with medical conditions or disabilities; eating/drinking; strenuously exercising; hearing impaired; speeches; when at home or in personal vehicles; identification; work safety risksLaw enforcement personnel are not authorized to criminally enforce the face covering requirements of this EO against individual workers or people. However, if a business or organization does not allow entry to a worker or Guest because that person refuses to wear a Face Covering, and ifthat worker or Guest enters the premises or refuses to leave the premises, law enforcement personnel may enforce the trespassing laws and any other laws that the worker or Guest may violate. Extended Executive Order
North DakotaState Health Officer OrderYesExtended through Jan. 18, 2021Face coverings are required in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Face Coverings must also be worn in outdoor businessa and public settings when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing. Activities by tribal members within the boundaries of their tribal reservations are exempt from the restrictions in this Order but may be subject to restrictions by tribal authorities; individuals with medical condition, mental health condition, or disability; children who are four years old and under; individuals at their workplace when wearing a face covering would create a job hazard for the individual or others; organized sports in indoor business or indoor public space; testifying, speaking or performing in settings such as theater news conferences, legal proceedings; playing musical instrument; swimming; eating/drinking; dental examination; religious service at a faith based organization.Notice is further given that a person is guilty of an infraction if that person violates or fails to obey any order issues by the State Health Officer.
OhioStatewide Mask OrderYesOngoingIndoor spaces; outdoor settings where you cannot maintain a social distance; public transportation/ride-sharingChildren under 10; individuals with medical conditions or a disability; hearing impaired; alone in an office; exercising at a guy (as long as 6 ft away); individuals actively engaged in a public safety capacity; eating/drinking; facial covering prohibited by law or regulation; in violation of documented industry standards/safety policies; broadcast communications; officient of a religious service; industrial/manufacturing facilities (as long as 6 ft away); child care centers; schools have separate guidelines N/ARetail and business compliance for facial coverings throughout the state of Ohio
OklahomaExecutive OrderFor certain settings, see specific requirementsExtended until Feb. 12, 2021
All persons on property, including buildings and office space, owned or leased by the State of Oklahoma shall wear a facial covering or mask over the mouth and nose at all times where physical distancing measures may be difficult to observe. This only applies to person while indoors or when in an outdoor space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distance from another person.In owned/leased vehicles if only occupied by one occupant; when person is alone in an enclosed space; religious objection to wearing a facial covering; eating/drinking; health conditions; when wearing a mask would prevent the receipt of services or performing work in the course of employment; when complying with the directions of law enforcement or for the purposes of verifying a person's identity; children under the age of 10.N/A
OregonOR Health Authority Statewide GuidanceYesOngoingAll businesses; all persons in public indoor and outdoor spacesChildren under 5; in certain instances where 6 ft distance can be maintained; eating/drinking; when engaged in an activity where wearing a mask is not feasible (eg. Swimming); identification; individuals with a medical condition or disability To the extent this guidance requires compliance with certain provisions, it is enforceable as specified in EO No. 20-65, paragraph 11Oregon COVID-19 Mask Requirements
PennsylvaniaOrder from PA Dept. of HealthYesOngoingOutdoors and unable to maintain a distance of 6 ft; public indoor spaces; transporation/ride sharing; when receiving services in a healthcare setting; engaged in work where you interact with other people.Individuals with a medical condition or disability; individuals for whom wearing a mask while working would create an unsafe condition; individuals who would be unable to remove a mask withour assistance; children under 2; hearing impairedN/AUpdated Health Order
Puerto RicoExecutive OrderYesOngoingPublic setting; business operationsOE-2020-077
Rhode IslandExecutive OrderYesExtended through Jan. 28, 2021Indoor or outdoor public settings where social distancing cannot be maintained Any person shall wear a face covering unless doing do would damage the person's health; children under 2; Persons who are developmentally unable to comply, including young children; The Director of RIDOH or her designees are further authorized to assess civil penalties for violation of this Order. Such civil penalties shall be in addition to any other penalties authorized by law.Extended Executive Order
South CarolinaExecutive OrderFor certain settings, see specific requirementsOngoingUrges counties and municipalities of the State to enact or implement
appropriate and narrowly tailored emergency ordinances, orders, or other measures requiring individuals to wear a Face Covering where social distancing is not possible; Required in state government offices, buildings, and facilities.
Children 2 and under; hearing impaired; persons with mental or behavorial health conditions or persons with a disability; eating/drinking; when strenuously exercising; driving alone or with a member of the household; persons assiting with the administration of an election; identification; incarcertated individuals (separate standards apply); persons for whoome wearing a face covering would create a risk due to occupation.Authorize any and all law enforcement officers of the State, or any political subdivision thereof, to do whatever may be deemed necessary to maintain peace and good order during the State of Emergency and to enforce the provisions of this Order and any prior or future Orders issued by the undersigned in connection with the State of Emergency.
South DakotaRecommendationsNoN/ARecommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.N/A
TennesseeExecutive OrderNoN/APersons are urged to wear face coverings in public place; Provides local governments with authority concerning face coverings.N/AUpdated EO on COVID-19 measures
TexasExecutive OrderYesOngoingInside a commercial entity or other building space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain social distancing.Children younger than 10; persons with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering; eating/drinking; exercising outdoors; driving alone or with people inyour household; identification; swimming; voting/polling/election activity; any person activiely providing or obtaining access to religious worship; speeches; specific counties; Following a verbal or written warning for a first-time violator of this facecovering requirement, a person’s second violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Each subsequent violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 per violation. This executive order hereby prohibits confinement in jail as a penalty for the
violation of any face-covering order by any jurisdiction
UtahState Public Health OrderYesExtended through Jan. 21, 2021Individual to wear a face mask while within six feet of any individual from a separate household; public settings.Children younger than 3; in a child care setting; medical condition or disability; hearing impaired; eating/drinking; performers; exercising. N/AUpdated School Mask Order extended through Jan. 21, 2021
VermontExecutive OrderYesExtended through Jan. 15, 2021Masks or Cloth Facial Coverings Required in Public Wherever Close Contact is UnavoidableWhen engaged in strenuous exercise or activity; anyone under 2; a child or adult with a medical or developmental issue; anyone with difficulty breathing. N/AExtended EO
USVIExecutive OrderYesExpires at end of declared emergencyPublic settings; public transportation/ride-sharingChildren under 2; if a person is unconcious, incpacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance; individuals who have a physicina's certification that they have a respiratory condition preventing them from wearing a mask; when engaged in active exerciseN/A
VirginiaExecutive OrderYesExtended through Jan. 31, 2021Indoor public settings/Business patrons and employeesChildren under 10; eating/drinking; exercising; persons who have trouble breathing or cannot remove mask without assistance; hearing impaired; when necessary to secure government or medical services; persons with health conditions that prohibit wearing a face covering The Dept. of Health shall have authority to enforce this Order. Any willful violation or refusal, failure, or neglect to comply with this Order is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The State Health Commissioner may also seek injunctive relief in circuit court for violation of this Order. No minor shall be subject to criminal penalty for failure to wear a face covering.
WashingtonOrder of the Secretary of HealthYesOngoingPublic spaces (indoors in most situations, and outdoors when proper physical distancing can’t be maintained).Eating/drinking; exercise; showering/bathing; hearing impaired; while obtaining a service that requires temporaily removing the face covering; sleeping; identification; when federal/state law prohibits wearing a face mask; when unable to put on a face mask due to an emergency; children younger than 5; persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, development/cognitive condition, or disability. Members of the public are required by law to comply with this order and violators may be subject to enforcement. Face Covering Requirements
West VirginiaExecutive OrderYesN/AIndoor spaces regardless of one's perceived ability to social distance from other individuals.Eating/drinking; children under 9; anyone who has trouble breathingNo formal enforcement of the order. If businessowners choose not to enforce the order, they could be charged with obstruction.Previous Executive Order
WisconsinEmergency OrderYesExtended through Jan. 19, 2021
Indoors or in an enclosed space if another person/persons are present from outside an individual's household; strongly recommended in all other settings, including outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Children under 5; eating/drinking; hearing impaired; when obtaining a service that requires the temporary removal of the face covering; while sleeping; swimming; when a single individual is involved in a religious, political, educational, artisitic, cultural, musical, or theatrical presentation for an audience; when engaging in work where wearing a face covering would create a risk to the individual; identification; when federal/state laws prohibit wearing a face covering.This order is enforceable by civil forfeiture of not more than $200.Updated Emergency Order
WyomingState Public Health OrderYesExtended to Jan. 25, 2021Inside, or in line to enter, any business or government facility; obtaining services at or visiting a healthcare setting; waiting or riding any public transportationIn a personal office alone; children under 12; eating/drinking while socially distanced; medical condition/disability; hearing impaired; when wearing a mask poses a risk to work; identification purposes; actively exercisingAny person or legal entity that violates Order shall be subject to criminal prosecutionUpdated Health Order

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