Requirements for Facial Coverings (Masks)
As directly stated in the new Stay Safe Ohio Order:
“Businesses must allow all customers, patrons, visitors, contractors, vendors and similar individuals to use facial coverings, except for specifically documented legal, life, health or safety considerations and limited documented security considerations.
“Businesses must require all employees to wear facial coverings, except for one of the following reasons:
a. Facial coverings in the work setting are prohibited by law or regulation;
b. Facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards;
c. Facial coverings are not advisable for health reasons;
d. Facial coverings are in violation of the business's documented safety policies;
e. Facial coverings are not required when the employee works alone in an
assigned work area; or
f. There is a functional (practical) reason for an employee not to wear a facial
covering in the workplace.
“Businesses must provide written justification, upon request, explaining why an employee is not required to wear a facial covering in the workplace. At a minimum, facial coverings (masks) should be cloth/fabric and cover an individual's nose, mouth, and chin.”
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