The City of Muskogee City Council passed a Mask Mandate for the City of Muskogee, November 23, 2020, coinciding with the local emergency by the County of Muskogee. This new ordinance will take effect on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, until January 25, 2021.
Here are the guidelines:
1) Any Business located within the corporate limits of the City of Muskogee, who invites, permits, or otherwise receives any member of the public into a physical building shall require face coverings be worn by all persons upon entry and while inside of the physical building. “Business” meaning a business that sells products and services to a person for his or her off-remises use and shall not include restaurants.
“Face coverings”shall mean a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains in place without the use of one’s hands. Face covering should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face and allow for breathing without restrictions.
2) All persons shall wear face coverings in any outdoor locations where more than two members of different households are gathered.
3) There is no specific penalty for violation of this mandate. However, a person refusing to wear a face covering shall be subject to prosecution under criminal trespassing, if after warning the person refuses to leave, disturb the peace, disorderly conduct, or other similar offenses as circumstances warrant.
4) People who are excluded from wearing a face covering;
-Persons who fall into the CDC guidance for those who should not wear face coverings due to medical or mental health conditions or developmental disabilities.
-Children under the age of 10.
-Persons exercising, as long as physical distancing is maintained.
-Persons engaged in competitive sporting activities, whether professional, amateur, or recreational purposes.
-Occupants in settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, such as dental services, medical treatments, or activities such as swimming.
-Occupants in a personal office, or similarly private space while other persons outside of the person’s household are not present.
-Occupants of office and workplaces that are not generally considered to be opened to the public where physical distancing between employees and other occupants can be consistently maintained during hours of operation.
-Persons inside any public or private school building, unless required by the school.
-person inside any State, Federal, or County Building, unless required by the respective government agency.
Printable Mask Mandate Signs