Face Coverings Now Mandatory in Marshfield

The Mayor of Marshfield has issued an order to require everyone within city limits to wear a face covering.

The order came after a vote by the city’s Board of Aldermen.

The order includes some suggestions about when masks can be removed:

  • While outdoors when able to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from others except those who are members of their own household may be closer than six (6) feet;
  • When engaged in an exercise activity outdoors or indoors and while able to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet except those who are members of their own household may be closer than six (6) feet;
  • While eating or drinking only when inside or in the outside dining area of a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, provided that person is able to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from persons seated at other tables;
  • When an individual has a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents wearing a Face Covering;
  • When any party to a communication is deaf or hard of hearing and not wearing a Face Covering is essential to communication;
  • While obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the Face Covering, such as dental examinations;
  • When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity;
  • When federal or state law prohibits wearing a Face Covering or requires the removal of a Face Covering;
  • When requested by a law enforcement officer;
  • When requested by a medical provider, including emergency response personnel;
  • Under such other circumstances identified in any subsequent order issued by the Mayor.
  • Marshfield School District is exempt from this Order and follow their own internal guidelines, by creating their own rules inside the Marshfield School District.

The order is only until December 10, 2020, unless extended by the Mayor.

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