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Face Masks Required: What you need to know about Marion County's mandate

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 09:45:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Starting July 9, face masks will be required in public in Marion County for anyone who is in a public setting.

The Marion County Health Department mandate requires face coverings to be worn by residents whenever they are in a public setting or unable to maintain adequate social distancing of at least six feet while in an outdoor public setting.

READ | Face masks required in Marion Co. starting July 9

The requirement does not apply to individuals who are:

  • Two years of age or younger
  • Unable to wear a face-covering for a physical, mental or health-related reason
  • Hearing or speaking impaired individuals for whom a face covering would be an obstacle for communication
  • In a hospital or other healthcare facility in circumstances where a face covering would impede proper care
  • Homeless
  • Alone in a public building
  • Traveling in their vehicle
  • Working at a job where wearing a mask would present a safety risk
  • Incarcerated
  • Seated at a restaurant, bar or another establishment that serves food or drink and are eating or drinking (If you are not eating or drink you must wear a mask)
  • Engaged in outdoor physical exercise such as running, jogging, bicycling, walking or swimming in groups under 25
  • Exercising indoors and doing an activity that is incompatible with wearing a face covering
  • Experiencing an emergency situation in which they lack the time or means to put on a face covering

Marion County is still providing face masks - free of charge - to any resident who doesn't already have one. You can apply for one by CLICKING HERE.