Who is exempt from wearing a mask?

The ordinance does not require children less than five years of age to wear face coverings. Face coverings are not recommended for children less than 2 years of age. A face covering is not required to be worn by any person for which doing so may pose a risk for health-related reasons. However, in these cases, special effort should be taken to maintain physical distance of at least six feet from other individuals.

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1. When did the face coverings ordinance go into effect?
2. When will the face coverings ordinance expire?
3. Why is this ordinance necessary?
4. Where does the ordinance require face coverings to be worn?
5. Are employees of “retail establishments” required to wear face coverings?
6. Am I required to wear a face covering in businesses other than “retail establishments?”
7. How will this ordinance be enforced?
8. What defines a mask/face covering?
9. Do I need to wear a mask if I am outside?
10. Do children have to wear masks?
11. Who is exempt from wearing a mask?
12. Do I need to wear a mask when utilizing public transportation?
13. Do I need to wear a face covering or mask in a restaurant or bar?
14. How do I properly wear a mask or face covering?
15. How do masks prevent the spread of COVID-19?
16. If I wear a mask, do I still have to social distance?
17. I am a store owner in Concord. How do I notify customers of this ordinance?
18. What if someone refuses to wear a mask at my business and refuses to leave after being denied service?