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City of Tuscaloosa Face Coverings Ordinance Details

City of Tuscaloosa Face Coverings Ordinance Details

On June 30 the Tuscaloosa City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance requiring face coverings to be worn while interacting in public places in the City of Tuscaloosa. This ordinance will take effect on Monday, July 6 and be in effect until August 5, unless extended by the City Council.
The ordinance requires face coverings that cover the nose and mouth to be worn in businesses or venues open to the general public, transportation services available to the general public, and outdoor areas open to the public where ten or more people are gathered and unable to maintain six feet of distance between each person.
Exceptions include: 

  • Children: Face coverings are not required for children age two and under. Parents/guardians may exercise their own discretion regarding face coverings for children between the ages of two and eight.
  • Places of worship
  • Indoor athletic facilities
  • Outdoor exercise (provided six feet of distance can be maintained between people)
  • Situations where coverings pose a health or safety risk

Read the full ordinance and find answers to frequently asked questions at