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Can I get a face mask exemption card so I don’t need to wear a mask?

No, a face mask exemption card is not issued from any government entity and does not provide a blanket exemption for wearing masks.

Masks should not be worn by:

  • children younger than 2 years old
  • persons who have trouble breathing
  • persons who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

For some people with sensory, cognitive, or behavioral issues, it may be difficult to wear a mask. There may be special accommodations for such persons so that they can get their essential needs met through curbside pickup or contactless delivery.

For more information regarding who should and shouldn’t wear masks, go to: CDC

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This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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