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What U.S. States Require Masks In Public?

What U.S. States Require Masks In Public?

Note: Ohio publicly removed its mask requirement and Kentucky very quietly removed its requirement (and it’s no longer listed on the KY website). 

There aren’t any resources on the internet that display which U.S. States have mandatory mask laws and because masks are one of the most effective ways to stop COVID-19 spread, we decided to build this!

Mandatory mask laws can mean many different things, sometimes it’s only on public transport, sometimes only in essential businesses, and sometimes everywhere in public.

You can filter, sort, search, and download the data below. There are also sources linked to every piece of data. Also, here is another helpful list: Countries with mandatory mask laws.

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State. Masks Required?  Type of Requirement Law Date
Texas Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible (in counties with >20 cases) 7/3/2020
Kansas Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 7/3/2020
Oregon Entire State All Public Indoor Spaces (Including Public Transport & Biz's) 7/1/2020
Washington Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 6/26/2020
North Carolina Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 6/26/2020
Nevada Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 6/25/2020
California Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 6/18/2020
Virginia Entire State All Public Indoor Spaces (Including Public Transport & Biz's) 5/29/2020
New Mexico Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 5/15/2020 (est.)
Massachusetts Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 5/6/2020
Delaware Entire State Everywhere in public 5/1/2020
Illinois Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 5/1/2020
Maine Entire State Everywhere in public 5/1/2020
Michigan Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 4/26/2020
Hawaii Entire State Only in businesses 4/20/2020
Rhode Island Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 4/20/2020
Maryland Entire State Most Public Indoor Spaces (Including Public Transport & Biz's) 4/18/2020
Pennsylvania Entire State All Public Indoor Spaces (Including Public Transport & Biz's) 4/17/2020
Connecticut Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 4/17/2020
New York Entire State Everywhere in public where social distancing isn't possible 4/15/2020
New Jersey Entire State All Public Indoor Spaces (Including Public Transport & Biz's) 4/10/2020
Alabama Entire State (Employees Only) Only in businesses
Vermont Entire State (Employees Only) Only in businesses
Colorado Entire State (Employees Only) Only in businesses
Indiana Entire State (Employees Only)
Nebraska Entire State (Employees Only)
Louisiana Entire State (Employees Only) Only in businesses
Arkansas Entire State (Some Employees) Masks are required for staff in dine-in restaurants and bars and in barber shops, tattoo parlors, and cosmetology establishments
Puerto Rico Entire Territory Everywhere in public 4/10/2020 (est.)
District of Columbia Entire Territory Most Public Indoor Spaces (Including Public Transport & Biz's) 4/3/2020
Utah Masks strongly recommended, provides masks for free Strongly encourages, provides masks for free
Iowa() No
Montana() No
Wisconsin() No
South Dakota() No
Oklahoma Parts of State
Kentucky Parts of State
West Virginia Parts of State
Ohio Parts of State
Alaska Parts of State
South Carolina Parts of State
Wyoming Parts of State
Minnesota Parts of State
New Hampshire Parts of State
North Dakota Parts of State
Missouri Parts of State
Florida Parts of State
Mississippi Parts of State
Tennessee Parts of State
Idaho Parts of State
Arizona Parts of State (Employees Only)
Georgia Parts of State (Employees Only)

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