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Posted on: July 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson 7/16/2020 COVID-19 Press Conference- Mask Mandate

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 7/16/2020 Press Conference 

>STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR FACE COVERINGS that will begin Monday, July 20.  

>Face coverings mandate goes into effect next Monday: 

>The Secretary of Health shall issue a public health directive requiring every person in Arkansas to wear a face covering over the mouth and nose: 

>In all indoor environments where: 

--They are exposed to non-household members and 

--Distancing of six (6) feet or more cannot be assured and 

>In all outdoor settings where: 

--There is exposure to non-household members, unless there exists ample space of six (6) feet or more to practice physical distancing 

>Executive order- violation is a misdemeanor offense and upon conviction punishable.