Face Coverings Required for Manufacturing Employees Beginning May 4

The DeWine administration this week clarified that use of face coverings by employees will be mandatory under Ohio’s re-opening plan. This clarification came after incorrect information was posted by the governor’s staff earlier in the week.

For manufacturers, this requirement begins May 4. Fortunately, there are exceptions to the mandate. (The OMA engaged the administration to secure additional exceptions to address manufacturers’ concerns.)

The exceptions are:

The administration has said that if any of these exceptions apply to a business — or one of its employees — written justification must be provided upon request. In other words, be prepared to show your written justification to local health care officials or law enforcement. 4/30/2020