- As coronavirus spreads, many states are enforcing stay at home orders.
- Several states are also requiring people to wear masks if they do need to go out in public to get essential items.
- In addition, find out if your state is on the list.
During the coronavirus pandemic, experts say that face masks are recommended if you have to go out in public. Of course, Americans are encouraged to stay home and only go out for essentials. As of right now, there are seven states that are requiring residents to wear face masks in public.
You could see consequences if you don’t abide by these rules, so make sure you know the rules of the state you live in. If you do go out in public, you should also try to stay at least six feet away from others who don’t live in your household. If you are medically exempt from wearing a mask, you may need to show proof if asked.
As of April 20th, Connecticut residents are required to wear face masks in public. This goes for those over the age of two years old. The same rules apply for those who have to use public transportation or any rideshare services. If you work at an essential business, you are also required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose while working. In addition, employers must provide these masks to their employees.
As of April 20th, Hawaii also required face masks. If someone violates the rules, they could face a fine of $5,000 or a year in prison!
On April 18th, Maryland made it required for those using public transit to wear masks at all times. People over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in public. For instance, essential employees are required as well.
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