Monday and Beyond, County Suggests Outdoor Masks

NORRISTOWN PA – If you plan to be outdoors and in a crowd Monday (Sept. 6, 2021) or later, Montgomery County commissioners and the county Office of Public Health said they are recommending members of the general public regardless of their vaccination status wear a mask in specific circumstances where the risk of COVID-19 exposure could be high.

County statistics indicate levels of virus transmission during the past two weeks have been high. Its officials are suggesting residents follow federal Centers for Disease Control guidance on wearing masks in crowded outdoor settings, and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.

Sports-related exceptions exist. Generally, the guidance states that whether indoors or outdoors, masking is not recommended when actively participating in sports practices, activities, or events. This includes actively participating in high-intensity aerobic or anaerobic activities in well-ventilated locations, and where people are able to stay at least 6 feet apart.

Masking is recommended when people are not actively participating in the sports practice, activity, or events, or high-intensity activities. This includes while on the bench, in locker rooms, and riding in team transportation.

For more coronavirus assistance information, call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967 or send an e-mail to covid19@montcopa.org.

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