Budish Signs Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings in County Buildings

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Mary Louise Madigan: (216) 698-2521; mlmadigan@cuyahogacounty.us 

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – On May 14, 2020, County Executive Armond Budish signed an executive order requiring all visitors to any County building to wear a face covering in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The face covering requirement includes all County employees under the jurisdiction of the County Executive when in a common area within any County building or if the employee's workspace is within six feet of a common area and there is no barrier at least seven feet high surrounding the employee's workspace.

“To reduce the spread of COVID-19, I have signed this executive order in accordance with Ohio Department of Health guidelines,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. “The health and safety of our residents and employees is my top priority, and I am going to continue to do everything I can to keep our employees and the public safe.”

A face covering must be cloth or other fabric and cover a person’s nose, mouth, and chin.

A face covering does not need to be worn when not advisable for health reasons, while the employee is working alone in a work space sufficiently isolated from other employees or common area, or under any other circumstance recognized by the Ohio Department of Health.

To read the full executive order, visit: executive.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/Executive-Orders.aspx.