The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization has issued a mask mandate for Kodiak.
According to the announcement, all individuals must wear masks or face coverings over their noses and mouths when they are indoors in public spaces, or outdoors when six feet of physical distancing from non-household members cannot be maintained.
The mandate states that “businesses and building owners shall deny admittance to any individual who fails to comply with this regulation and shall require or compel removal of such individuals from the premises.”
Face shields may not be worn in lieu of masks, with the exception of persons who cannot tolerate masks due to a physical or mental disability, individuals who are communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, or individuals performing an activity that cannot be done safely while wearing a mask.
Exceptions to the mask mandate are employees within their own fully enclosed office or workspace or within an enclosed workspace if they are totally alone, those who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical or behavioral condition, individuals removing their masks or face coverings to eat or drink, and any child under the age of two years. Masks are recommended, but not required for children ages two through five.