Dayton mask ordinance: Here’s what the rules say

DAYTON — The City of Dayton has released the full language of the mask ordinance passed during the city commission meeting Wednesday night.

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People who violate the ordinance could be subject to an $85 fine.

The ordinance will be in place until it is rescinded by the city commission.

Here’s when and where masks are required in Dayton:

  • When indoors at a place of business that is open to the public, this includes but is not limited to places like: grocery stores, retail stores, pharmacies, health care facilities, restaurants and bars (including outdoor seating for those places), hotels, motels, gyms and similar facilities. Religious facilities are not included.
  • Any public transportation such as a bus, taxi, ridesharing vehicle or any other vehicle for hire.
  • All business are required to have employees that interact with the public to where a face covering.

Here’s when and where masks aren’t required in Dayton:

  • Any person who can’t wear a face covering because of a medical condition, mental health condition or developmental disability, or who is unable to remove the face covering without assistance, and any person who should not wear a face covering under the CDC guidance.
  • A person is not required to produce medical documentation of the condition or disability, provided an employer may require such documentation from an employee in accordance with state and federal law.
  • People under 6-years-old
  • Restaurants and bar patrons while eating or drinking
  • People when receiving dental services, medical treatments, swimming or in other settings where wearing a mask is not practical.
  • Outdoors or in an unenclosed buildings, such as open-air stadiums or concert venues.
  • While working out at the gym or similar facility as long as six feet distancing is maintained.
  • In a person’s individual work office, conference room or other workspace not intended for use by the general public.
  • People who are working as a public safety employee or emergency responder when wearing a face covering would interfere with or limit their ability to carry out official duties.