PMAA Requests Guidance On Enforcing Mask Mandates

More than half of U.S. states have implemented mask requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and some require businesses to enforce the policies, or face penalties.

These mandates can present problems for business owners and employees, especially when dealing with aggressive people who refuse to wear a mask or to leave the business.

Some states list exemptions to the mask mandate, but how are employees to know if a person is legitimately exempt?

At PMAA’s request, DOE (the lead department for all energy government and industry disaster response) in coordination with DHS and FEMA, is seeking guidance or recommendations for areas that must comply with enforcing mask mandates.

The guidance should help states, businesses and employees to know what to do under different scenarios in order to be safe and in compliance with state and federal laws.

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