Insights: Alerts Masks and COVID-19: Statewide Requirements and Recommendations

Written by Ronald L. Raider and Jon Neiditz

Please note: The below information may require updating, including additional clarification, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. Please monitor our main COVID-19 Task Force page and/or your email for updates. 

To date, all U.S. states have at least recommended that individuals wear cloth masks or face coverings (in line with the CDC’s recommendations) when in certain public spaces, especially when in situations where six feet of social distance cannot be maintained. Many states, cities, and counties go much further and have mandated mask usage. Many jurisdictions also require employers to provide masks at no charge to their employees who are in public facing positions or who cannot socially distance from other employees.

The attached chart (which we will update regularly) outlines the state-level mask requirements as of July 24, 2020. Note, the chart does not address local-level recommendations and/or requirements, which are too numerous to capture in a single chart. Employers and all other public-facing businesses must be vigilant to ensure compliance with both their state and local-level requirements and obligations. Should you need assistance navigating your various face mask requirements, please contact any of the following Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys.

Ronald L. Raider

Leah M. Farmer

Jonathan A. Neiditz

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