Wearing a mask is a sign of kindness, of compassion for your community. In Columbus, it's also mandatory for anyone over the age of six in all public spaces where six-feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Exemptions include people with medical or behavioral conditions, people exercising, people actively eating or drinking and those communicating with someone hearing impaired. Read the full ordinance here. Similar requirements exist across the entirety of Franklin County and the State of Ohio.
We care about our community and encourage anyone venturing out of their homes to be considerate of the people around you. When you visit a store, pick up a carry-out order or enjoy a park, remember that there are employees and other community members all around you who will benefit from your effort. It's an easy way to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Here are some tips from the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health and Columbus Public Health. Use these to ensure you're wearing your mask in a way that provides the maximum community protection and check out links below for how to create your own mask or where to buy one in support of a local business.
While wearing a facial covering may not feel normal at first, we're all in on making them a part of daily life. Share your mask selfies, and who you're wearing a mask for with #MaskUpCbus.
If you're looking for a mask, there are lots of local options.