How should I care for a mask / face covering?

It’s a good idea to wash your mask / face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Have a bag or bin to keep masks / face coverings in until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your mask / face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.

Discard masks / face coverings that: 

  • No longer cover the nose and mouth
  • Have stretched out or damaged ties or straps 
  • Cannot stay on the face 
  • Have holes or tears in the fabric

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1. How do I wear a mask/face covering?
2. How should I care for a mask / face covering?
3. Are masks required for outdoor events/activities?
4. What are some of the exceptions for wearing masks / face coverings?
5. Do I have to wear a mask if there is a plastic/acrylic barrier?
6. Are business owners required to enforce the mask mandate?
7. What if a customer refuses to wear a mask?
8. Do I have to provide masks to customers?
9. Do I have to post signage stating that masks are required?
10. How do I report people who are not following the ordinance?
11. What happens if I get “caught” not following the ordinance?
12. If I maintain 6’ between my coworkers and myself, do we have to wear masks?
13. Is the mandate enforceable at private events within a business or after hours?
14. What is a City-sanctioned event?