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Not everyone is required to wear a face covering. Some people with disabilities, physical or mental health conditions, and very young people (under 5) are not required to wear face coverings because doing so may cause harm to that person. Although the DHM requiring face masks has a broad exemption for people with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows for businesses to provide reasonable accommodations in the form of alternate services (e.g., curbside pickup or delivery instead of in person shopping) for a person who cannot wear a face covering because of a disability.
Masks are also not required for those:
Face coverings help prevent the spread of the virus.
Wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Keep cloth face coverings in a separate paper bag or bin until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.
If you use a paper face covering that is not for health care workers, it is recommended that you use a new one every day. Used paper face coverings should be thrown out at the end of the day.
If the staff of the business and the customer can maintain 6 feet of distancing at all times, they would not need face coverings.
Yes, when you are going into and out of the gym. However, you may remove your face covering when you are engaged in exercise.
Nothing. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous. Just wear your face covering and stay six feet away.
Any individual or person who is found to have violated any of the provisions of the ordinance shall be guilty of an infraction as defined in section 1-112 of City code for each offense and shall be subjected to a fine of $25 for the initial offense. Each instance of violation may be considered to be a separate offense.
Yes. Nothing in the Nebraska Concealed Handgun Permit Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 69-2427 – 69-2449, prohibits the permit holder from wearing a face mask or face covering as described in the City of Kearney Temporary Mask ordinance. Permit holders may be asked to briefly remove the mask for proper identification by Law Enforcement. Permit holders shall comply with duties; contact with a peace officer, as described in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2440.