The Frederick County Health Department is ordering all residents to wear face masks at retail businesses starting Thursday, according to a press release issued Tuesday.
The order pertains to employees and customers. It also requires retailers set limits on the number of customers in the facility at a given time and the number of individuals in any queue outside the establishment in order to promote social distancing.
Essential retail businesses are required to provide employees with access to clean restrooms stocked with soap and sanitizer. They must allow employees to wash their hands at least every 30 minutes, according to the order. Employees must be allowed to wear masks or face coverings, and employers must provide such coverings or make provisions for employees to obtain them. Essential retail businesses must also continue to comply with existing state and local sanitation requirements and statutes.
The Directive and Order can be viewed here.