Powder Springs requiring face coverings on certain city property

Now Powder Springs officials are requiring the wearing of cloth face coverings by city employees and most members of the public on certain areas of city property. (Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Now Powder Springs officials are requiring the wearing of cloth face coverings by city employees and most members of the public on certain areas of city property. (Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Face coverings now are required on certain Powder Springs property by city officials of city employees as well as the public.

This decision was made on June 1 by a 5-0 vote of the Powder Springs City Council.

Covering the nose and mouth, the cloth face coverings must be worn in public areas of city buildings and when participating in meetings with other people within nonpublic areas of city buildings.

However, city officials will communicate ways to perform city business that do not require entry into a city building.

For city business that must be done in person, city officials will take “reasonable steps” to provide such in-person service to people even though they affirm they cannot wear a face covering because they are physically unable to remove such a face covering, have trouble breathing or must be accompanied by children under age 2.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that children under age 2 should never wear face coverings.

Other accommodations to be made by city officials include:

  • communicating the types of acceptable face coverings required for entry into city buildings and instructions by the CDC about how to make such face coverings easily and inexpensively.
  • displaying information from the CDC explaining or illustrating the proper way to wear and remove face coverings.
  • providing face coverings to individuals visiting city buildings who do not otherwise have a face covering that meets these requirements.

Information: CityOfPowderSprings.org, sewn and nonsewn: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html