Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update 4-29-2020 number 2: Ohio flips (again) on mandatory masks for employees

Adding to the profound confusion on the mask requirements for reopening businesses, Ohio appears to have changed its mind for the third time in the past 48 hours on whether masks will be required for employees.

It now appears that masks are required for employees and recommended for visitors and customers.

If you dig deeper on the Responsible RestartOhio website, you’ll find exceptions for employees in cases in which masks are not advisable by a healthcare professional, against documented industry best practices, or not permitted by federal or state laws/regulations.

Stay tuned. I’m hoping Governor DeWine clarifies this issue once and for all during his press briefing this afternoon.