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Wearing masks will slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0714-americans-to-wear-masks.html. This disease is spread through little drops from the mouth, nose and lungs, passed from an infected person to others. Cloth masks and non-surgical grade disposable masks help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others. Slowing the spread will save lives and reduce the burden on our health care system. Wearing a mask is easy and the least restrictive way we can get back on track.
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A mask is any face covering that fully covers the wearer’s mouth and nose. This can be made of cloth and can be securely tied to the ears or around the head, so that it doesn’t slip.
No. Under the State order, face shields are not acceptable face coverings.
Every person must wear a mask whenever these two things are true:
This includes but is not limited to: restaurants, stores, barber shops, salons, public buildings such as schools, government buildings and museums, gyms, hallways, lobbies, and offices.
The State order requiring masks expires on September 28, 2020.
The City of Green Bay distributed several thousand masks, both disposable and reusable, at Casa ALBA, COMSA and Boys and Girls Club. There are also masks available for visitors to the Bay Beach Pavilion.
Many thoughtful and resourceful community members have made masks, and are giving them away. Check with neighbors, co-workers, friends and family, and also with the volunteer center, https://volunteergb.org/
Stores and web-based retailers sell masks, both disposable and reusable (which need to be washed with soap and water after every use). Please check places such as Target, CVS, Walmart and Amazon.
You do not need to show proof to an employee, business owner or manager in order to be exempted from wearing a mask.
Yes! We are looking for volunteers to help make face masks or coverings of any kind for community members in need based on the new ordinance that became effective on Monday, July 27, 2020. Volunteers are asked to contact Eric Sponholtz at 920-600-0188 to coordinate the drop-off of completed materials at the Volunteer Center, as the center is currently open by appointment only.