COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Lt. Gov. Husted cleared up confusion about Ohio’s face covering policy at Wednesday’s daily COVID-19 press briefing.
“Face coverings are required while you are on the job,” Husted said, but there are some exceptions.
- when employee is prohibited by law or regulation to wear face covering on the job
- when against documented industry best practices
- when not advisable for health purposes
- when it violates company’s safety policies
- when employee is alone in enclosed work space
- when there is a practical reason why an employee cannot wear face covering (ex: working in extreme heat, need for streamlined communication)
Employers must provide written justification upon request for why employees are not wearing masks if it is requested.
“When you are a customer in an Ohio business you should wear a face covering. You should do that, but you are not required to wear a face covering,” Husted emphasized.
The Ohio Department of Health also outlines best practices: