Face Covering Order FAQ

Osceola County Executive Order 4 Pertaining to COVID-19

 

When does the Face Covering Executive Order take effect and how long will it last? 

The Face Covering Executive Order takes effect on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.

What constitutes as a face covering?

Face coverings are pieces of cloth material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one’s hands. 

When do I need to wear a face covering?

Every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in Osceola County is being asked to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines while in any public place.

Do I need a surgical mask or an N95 mask?

No, you do not need a surgical mask or an N95 mask. It is recommended that the average resident does not use these types of medical masks as they are in short supply and should be reserved for healthcare professionals and first responders. 

Can I make my own face covering?

Yes, as long as it is consistent with current CDC guidelines

Where can I learn how to make my own face covering?

The CDC has released a video explaining how to make face coverings from items you can commonly find around your house. 

When do I need to wear a face covering?

You should wear a face covering any time you are in a public place in Osceola County.

Do I have to wear a face covering while exercising?

You do not have to wear a face mask while exercising as long as you are observing social distancing according to CDC guidelines

Do children have to wear a face covering?

Children under the age of two are not required to wear face coverings. 

What if I have an existing health condition that makes it difficult to wear a face covering?

If wearing a face covering will cause impairment due to an existing health condition then you are not required to wear one.​

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