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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Face Covering FAQ

Face Covering FAQ

When is the face covering requirement in effect?

Face coverings are required when patronizing an essential business, working in an essential business, taking public transportation or a taxi/ride share, working in or visiting an indoor construction site, or performing professional landscape services. It goes into effect on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

Who must wear a face covering?

While we encourage all individuals in close contact or proximity of others to wear a face covering, the requirement applies in the above instances for everyone over five years of age.

What qualifies as a face covering?
Face coverings should cover both the nose and mouth. It should be cloth or other material that is reasonably designed and made to inhibit, filter, or restrict the breath, sneeze, cough, or other exhaling from one’s nose and mouth. Appropriate face coverings include non-medical grade masks, homemade masks, scarves, bandanas, or handkerchiefs. Medical-grade masks and N95 respirators are not recommended for general public use under this Supplemental Order, and should be reserved for use by health care and medical providers and first responders.

Do I need to wear a face covering outdoors when I am on a walk, riding a bike, on my own property, or in a public park?

No, face coverings are not required outside. However, please remember that social distancing guidelines are still in effect and the Village’s disaster declaration requires individuals to maintain at least six feet of separation from those outside your household.

Do landscapers have to wear face coverings?

Yes. This order requires all commercial landscape workers to wear a face covering while working.  

Do private contractors working inside a home have to wear a face covering?

Yes. This order requires contractors  to wear a face covering while working in an indoor construction site. 

Do FedEx, UPS, Amazon, or USPS employees have to wear face coverings in Deerfield?


Are Village employees required to wear face coverings?

Yes. All Village employees are required to wear face masks or temporary face coverings when employees are interacting with the public or working within six feet of another employee.

How do I wear face coverings? And can I make them at home?

The CDC has published instructions on how to wear, clean, and make face coverings at home.

No-sew masks with Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams (video)

CDC ASL Video Series: Face Coverings (video)

No-sew face coverings (illustrated guide)

Illustrated guide for hand-sewn masks

Hand-sewn masks with and without elastic, for adults and children

Cloth masks and mask covers

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