The Governor issued Executive Order 163 last night requiring face coverings while in public. The details are as follows;
Face coverings shall be worn in public when social distancing is not possible, with the following exceptions;
• When you are alone and can socially distance
• When you are with family members, household members, caretakers or dating partners and can socially distance from others
• When you are engaged in aerobic, anerobic activity or are in the water
• If you are under the age of two years old
• If face coverings inhibit an individual’s health or pose a risk to their health
• You do not have to wear a face covering while engaged in outdoor eating or drinking
• While engaged in certain religious activities
Child Care Centers, Child Care Facilities and Summer Camps are still governed by Executive Order 149, as well as the standards issued by the Department of Health, and are not considered “outdoor activities” for the purposes of Executive Order 163.
Face coverings are still required at all indoor retail establishments, indoor recreational and entertainment businesses, as well as all government building accessible to the public, and on public transportation.
Indoor commercial spaces not open to the public, such as office buildings, must have policies in place to limit close personal contact or require face coverings if prolonged close personal contact exists.
Outdoor Spaces has been redefined to include spaces where 50% of a business’ wall space can be opened for sufficient air flow. In other words, a restaurant that can open two of its interior walls to allow for air flow can now open such space for dining purposes.
Youth Sports Updates:
• Practices and Competitions for “Low Risk” sports is permitted at both indoor and outdoor areas.
• Non-Contact practices for “Medium Risk” and “High Risk” sports are permitted to resume both indoors and outdoors.
• Contact practices and competitions for “Medium Risk” sports are permitted outdoors only.
• Contact practices and competitions for “high Risk” sports are prohibited at this time.
The Department of Health Guidance for Sports Activities delineates Low, Medium and High Risk sporting activities.
Please continue to play your part.
Stay safe and well!!
Chief of Police/Deputy OEM Coordinator
July 9, 2020