Does the face covering requirement apply to employees who wear other safety equipment on their heads or faces?
• There are circumstances when wearing a face covering may not be possible. According to CDC guidance for wearing masks, face coverings should not be worn by a person for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the workplace risk assessment.
Does this guidance apply to public outdoor places?
• As recommended by the CDC, individuals are encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings in crowded outdoor settings and for activities that involve close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated, especially in communities with higher numbers of COVID-19 cases.
Do I have to wear a face covering indoors if I’m able to maintain six feet of physical distancing some or most of the time?
• Yes. Individuals in indoor public places must wear a face covering at all times, unless they can consistently maintain six feet of distance (such as when working in an office or cubicle).
• All employees in indoor workplaces must wear a face covering.
Should an employee wear a face covering while working in an office or cubicle?
• Face coverings may be removed by workers at workplaces when they can consistently maintain six feet of distance, such as when workers are in their office or cubicle space.
Do manufacturing employees need to wear face coverings?
• Face coverings may be removed by workers at workplaces when they can consistently maintain six feet of distance.
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