Smart & Safe Reopening Information/Health Orders
Local Public Health Order in Effect from Aug. 19-Sept. 22 - Requiring Masks in Indoor Public Spaces for Youth Ages 2-11
The CDC updated its guidance on July 27. The CDC recommends everyone 2 and older, even those fully vaccinated, to wear masks in indoor public spaces. It also recommends that everyone in K-12 schools wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
- Read the full guidance
- COVID Guidance by Sector
- Restaurants and Bars
- Grocery Stores and Retail
- Parks and Recreation
- Meetings and Gatherings
Ventilation improvements may include some or all of the following considerations:
- Increase outdoor air ventilation, using caution in highly polluted areas.
- When weather conditions allow, increase fresh outdoor air by opening windows and doors. Do not open windows and doors if doing so poses a safety or health risk (e.g., risk of falling, triggering asthma symptoms) to occupants in the building.
- Use fans to increase the effectiveness of open windows. To safely achieve this, fan placement is important and will vary based on room configuration. One helpful strategy is to use a window fan, placed safely and securely in a window, to exhaust room air to the outdoors. This will help draw fresh air into room via other open windows and doors without generating strong room air currents.
- Decrease occupancy in areas where outdoor ventilation cannot be increased.
- Ensure ventilation systems operate properly and provide acceptable indoor air quality for the current occupancy level for each space.
- Increase airflow to occupied spaces when possible.