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August 21, 2020 8:11 PM

Masks On, Athens! Face Cover Requirement

On Tuesday, September 15, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved the 8th 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

The language of the Section follows the Governor's Executive Order that is also available at

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 (

Masks On, Athens!
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