This weekend will be the first in nearly a year that many North Carolinians will choose to drop their face masks while outside in public.
“Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order still requires masks be worn indoors, but drops the statewide outdoor mask mandate, effective Friday at 5 p.m. The mandate had been in effect since June of 2020, requiring anyone over the age of 5 to wear a face-covering in outdoor settings when social distancing of six feet could not be maintained.”
Here’s why you shouldn’t leave your face mask at home, though.
“The new order reads that North Carolinians are encouraged to wear face coverings outdoors in certain crowded, dense, and higher-risk settings when they can’t social distance. Certain privately-owned businesses are also planning to keep their current COVID-19 safety measures in place, including mask-wearing.”
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