Marshfield passes executive order requiring face coverings within city limits

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The city of Marshfield’s slogan — “Building Community Together” — no longer seems to match the current state of political affairs. (Photo: Steve Pokin/Springfield News-Leader)

MARSHFIELD, Mo.– The City of Marshfield will now require all those within city limits to wear face coverings. The City’s latest executive order, Executive Order #2020-06, went into effect Nov. 23, 2020.

The order allows some circumstances in which masks can be removed. Those instances include:

  • When you’re outside and six feet away from others.
  • When you’re exercising outside or exercising inside but at a safe distance (six feet).
  • When you’re eating or drinking, only in an outdoor dining area or inside but able to keep six feet from other tables.
  • When any person in your conversation is deaf or hard of hearing and not wearing a face mask is needed for communication.
  • When receiving a service that would require you to remove your mask, like a dental exam.
  • When you need to prove your identity.
  • When federal or state law prohibits wearing a mask.
  • When you’re asked to remove your mask by a law enforcement officer.
  • When your medical provider asks you to take your mask off.
  • Marshfield school district is exempt from the order, and are permitted to follow their own district guidelines.

The order is set to expire on Dec. 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. unless otherwise extended.

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