Hood River County Health: Who Needs A Face Mask?

Who needs a face mask?

If you are in public and cannot maintain a 6 foot physical distance from someone who is not a member of your own household you should be wearing a mask!

Businesses:

  • Require employees, contractors and volunteers to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering, unless an accommodation for people with disabilities or other exemption applies.
  • Provide masks, face shields, or face coverings for employees.
  • If it is a transit agency, require riders to wear face coverings and provide one for a rider that does not have one, and develop policies and procedures as described below.
  • If customers or visitors will be required to wear a face covering, develop a policy and post clear signs about any such requirements.
  • Provide for accommodations and exemptions from the mask or face covering requirement where applicable.
Public:
  • When riding public transit, an individual must wear a face covering unless the individual: Is less than two years of age. Has a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe when wearing a face covering. Has a disability that prevents the individual from wearing a face covering.
  • It is recommended that individuals, including children between 2 and 12 years of age, wear a face covering at all times in settings like grocery stores or pharmacies, where it is likely that physical distancing of at least six feet from other individuals outside their family unit cannot be maintained, and vulnerable people must go.
  • Because children between the ages of 2 and 12 years of age can have challenges wearing a face covering properly, coverings should only be worn with the assistance and close supervision of an adult. Face coverings should never be worn by children when sleeping.

1 Comment

  1. Yet again more lies and propaganda from KVH.
    Read the facts here, one is from an actual medical science professional, one is a peer-reviewed document hosted on a U.S. Government website, the last is from the Canadian government. All three clearly state that everything KVH is saying is FALSE. This news story is full of lies and gorgenewscenter needs to remove it immediately!!!
    https://www.technocracy.news/blaylock-face-masks-pose-serious-risks-to-the-healthy/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4868614/
    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/flu-influenza/canadian-pandemic-influenza-preparedness-planning-guidance-health-sector/public-health-measures.html#a351

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