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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Cliff's Notes: where Kentuckians will and will not have to wear a mask

Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order making wearing a mask mandatory starting tomorrow, July 10, at 5 p.m.

Kentuckians will be required to wear masks in public with certain exceptions. Governor Andy

You can read the entire executive order here.

Here's the Cliff's Notes version of when it's required and when it's not:

Where/when it's mandatory to wear a mask
While inside, or waiting in line to enter, any:
-retail establishment
-grocery store
-hair salon/barbershop
-nail salon/spa
-tattoo parlor
-child care facility
-restaurant or bar (when not seated and consuming food or beverage)
-health care setting
-any other indoor public space in which it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from all individuals who are not members of that person’s household
-While waiting for or riding on public transportation or paratransit, or while riding in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle, or driving any of the above while customers are present
-While in outdoor public spaces in which the person cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet from all individuals who are not members of the person’s household and is not otherwise covered by previously issued guidance.

When it's not required to wear a mask
-Children who are 5 or younger
-Any person with a disability, or a physical or mental impairment, that prevents them from safely wearing a face covering
-Any person who is hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication
-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
-Any person who is seated and actively consuming food or beverage at a restaurant, bar, or other establishment that offers food or beverage service
-Any person who is obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the face covering in order to perform the service
-Any person who is required to temporarily remove their face covering to confirm their identity or for security or screening purposes
-Any person who is giving a speech or broadcast to an audience and is able to maintain a safe distance of six feet from all individuals who are not members of the person’s household
-Any person who is in a swimming pool, lake, or other body of water
-Any person who is actively engaged in exercise in a gym or indoor facility so long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exists, and where the gym or indoor facility engages in required cleaning
-Any person who is actively participating in athletic practice, scrimmage, or competition that is permitted under separate Healthy at Work requirements or guidance
-Any person who is engaged in a lawful activity where federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering.

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