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August 21, 2020 8:11 PM

Masks On, Athens! Face Cover Requirement

On Tuesday, August 18, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved the 7th Declaration of a Local State of Emergency Related to COVID-19.

Section 6 of the declaration includes a requirement for the public to wear masks/face covers that cover their mouth and nose in public places, as well as inside entities (private business, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations, or organizations) and on their attached land.

There are some exceptions to the requirement, as outlined in the declaration. The full declaration is available at www.accgov.com/coronavirus.

The language of the Section follows the Governor's Executive Order issued on August 15 that is also available at www.accgov.com/coronavirus.

The order allows governmental entities located in counties that have reached a threshold requirement of 100 cases per 100,000 people over the past 14 days to impose a local face cover requirement. Daily status updates are available at the GA Department of Public Health website (dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report).

Masks On, Athens!
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