Per the July 8, 2020, Executive Order signed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the following requirements are to be followed with regard to the wearing of facial coverings in public in counties experiencing a significant increase in Covid-19 infections:
Facial Coverings (Masks). Except as provided herein, all individuals, in Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull Counties shall wear facial coverings at all times when:
The requirement to wear a facial covering shall continue for a county identified in this Order until that county no longer is designated at level 3 or level 4 in the Public Health Advisory System pursuant to Section 4 above. The requirement to wear a facial covering does not apply when;
mental health conditions, or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering;
£ The individual is actively participating in athletic practice, scrimmage, or competition that is permitted under a separate Department of Health order;
J. Facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards;
m. Individual is an officiant of a religious services.
Schools that offer kindergarten through grade twelve instruction should follow the guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health. Nothing in this order is intended to interfere with the separation of powers under the Ohio Constitution. This Order does not apply to jails or prison facilities. This Order is not intended to supersede, supplant or preempt any order or law of a local jurisdiction that is more restrictive than this Order. For the purposes of this Order, a facial covering (mask) is any material cover an individual’s nose, mouth, and chin.