CNN – Masks and face coverings are recommended for most Americans who go out in public during the coronavirus pandemic.
Seven states have taken that guidance further:
The state’s mask requirement applies to any residents who are in a public place, over age 2 and can’t maintain at least six feet of distance from other people.
Customers at essential businesses are required to wear cloth face coverings. Employees who interact with customers or goods at those businesses must wear them, too. Those measures are in addition to keeping six feet of distance and limiting the number of customers allowed in an establishment.
Commuters and employees must wear face coverings while using Maryland public transit. Employees and customers over age 9 must wear face coverings inside essential businesses, though adults accompanying young children should make an effort to get them to wear a mask if they’re in an essential business.
New Jersey requires that customers and employees wear face coverings at essential businesses and construction sites. Businesses must provide them to employees and deny entry to any customers who refuse to wear them. Employees and commuters on New Jersey public transmit and private carriers must wear face coverings while on trains, buses and light rails. If they refuse to wear them, they may be denied entry.
All residents over age 2 must wear masks or face coverings when they’re in public and social distancing isn’t possible (though maintaining at least six feet of distance is always preferred).
Essential businesses must provide masks for their employees and require them to wear the masks, according to the order from Pennsylvania’s Department of Health. Customers at these businesses must wear masks while on the premises or be denied entry.
Employees of essential businesses are required to wear cloth face coverings unless that employee can continually maintain at least six feet of distance from other employees. All employees, though, must wear face coverings when entering and exiting the building or using common areas.
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