Why do we have a mask ordinance?

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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1. Why do we have a mask ordinance?
2. What is a mask?
3. Do face shields count as masks?
4. Who has to wear a mask?
5. Where do I need to wear a mask?
6. When will the mask ordinance end?
7. Where can I get a mask?
8. Who doesn’t have to wear a mask?
9. What happens if I have a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents me from wearing a mask? Do I need to show proof?
10. Can I donate masks?