States Issue Requirements for Businesses and Individuals to Wear Face Coverings  |

Unfortunately, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. As the country grapples the situation, each state has taken the matter into their own hands. Some have delayed reopening plans while others have shut down their state again. In order to lower the amount of cases, states have issued requirements or recommendations about wearing face coverings.

Majority of the states have issued some sort of face covering requirements. Each state has different requirements of who needs to wear a face covering. Some states like Washington require that everyone wears a face covering in public while other states like Arizona only require face coverings for employees and customers of barbers and cosmetologists. Please look into your state's mandate to learn where and when you need to wear a mask. As of July 1, these are the states that have issued requirements:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona 
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

A handful of states have issued solely recommendations. These recommendations encourage businesses and citizens to wear face coverings. As of July 1, these are the states that have issued recommendations:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Missouri
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

If you do not see your state listed, it means that your state has not issued any requirements or recommendations for face coverings.

Screen printers can make a difference in this situation. Printers can help out local businesses by personalizing face masks to match the business's uniform. Printers can help out citizens by offering blank or printed masks. Screen printers can be a face covering resource to the community to help reduce the amount of cases.

If you haven't already, make sure to invest in face mask equipment and supplies like a face mask platen, water-based ink, and face masks

Help your community follow your state's mandate and stay safe. If we all work together, we can lower the number of infections and save lives. 



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