Who is exempt from the face mask order?

There are some exemptions to the order such as:

  • Children who are under 11 years of age
  • Customer dining in a restaurant, while that customer is sitting at his or her table
  • Law enforcement officer, or to any emergency responder, who reasonably deems it necessary to remove a face covering in the course of his or her duties
  • Person complying with directions issued by a law enforcement officer as provided at Session Law 2020-3 s. 4.3.(a)) (amending G.S. § 14-12.11(c))
  • Person who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or behavioral health condition, including but not limited to anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance
  • Person who reasonably deems it necessary to remove his or her face covering for safety reasons or in order to carry out his or her job duties

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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?