What kind of face covering do I have to wear?

Face covering means a material covering the nose and mouth for the purpose of ensuring the physical health or safety of the wearer or others (Session Law 2020-3 s. 4.3. (a) amending G.S. § 14-12.11). A face covering can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk, or linen. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels. Acceptable, reusable face-covering options for the general public include: 

  • Bandanas
  • Homemade face coverings
  • Neck gaiters
  • Scarves
  • Tightly woven fabric such as cotton t-shirts and some types of towels

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1. When does Boone’s face mask order take effect?
2. Who has to wear a mask under Boone’s order?
3. What is considered a commercial business?
4. Where else are face coverings required?
5. What kind of face covering do I have to wear?
6. What if I don’t know how to make a face mask?
7. Do I have to wear a face mask when I go for a walk or run?
8. Do people who work in stores have to wear face masks?
9. Will businesses require me to wear a face mask when I go inside?
10. Do kids have to wear a face mask?
11. If I have to wear a face mask inside a restaurant, how can I eat?
12. Who is exempt from the face mask order?
13. How long is Boone's face covering order in effect?
14. What happens if I don’t wear a face mask?
15. What do I need to do to expand or create temporary outdoor dining for my restaurant?
16. How do I determine the Emergency Maximum Occupancy?
17. What businesses are exempt under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order to Stay at Home?
18. Are hotels, short term rental and Airbnbs open?
19. Are parks and playgrounds in Boone open?
20. I have concerns about my water being turned off or I’m having trouble paying my full bill.
21. Is trash and recycling pick up on schedule?
22. How have other Town of Boone operations been impacted?