§ 602.02  Facial Coverings
   (a)   Unless otherwise exempted under division (c) of this section, no person in the City of Cleveland shall fail to wear a facial covering at all times when doing any of the following:
      (1)   Being in any indoor location that is not a residence;
      (2)   Being outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six (6) feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household; or
      (3)   Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating a taxicab or public hack, as defined in Section 443.011, a private car service, a ride sharing, vehicle, or any other motor vehicle for hire, as defined in Section 401.30.
   (b)   Division (a)(3) of this section does not apply to either private or rental vehicles where members of a family are sharing a vehicle or vehicles engaged in direct travel through the City of Cleveland that do not stop in the city.
   (c)   The facial covering requirements set forth in division (a) above shall not apply to any of the following:
      (1)   The individual is under ten (10) years of age;
      (2)   The individual states he or she has a medical condition, including those with respiratory conditions that restrict breathing, mental health conditions, or a disability that contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering;
      (3)   The individual is communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired or has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
      (4)   The individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, and which space is not intended for use or access by the public;
      (5)   The individual is actively engaged in exercise in a gym or indoor facility so long as six (6) or more feet of separation between individuals exists;
      (6)   The individual is actively participating in athletic practice, scrimmage, or competition that is permitted under a separate Ohio Department of Health order;
      (7)   The individual is actively engaged in a public safety capacity, including but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel;
      (8)   The individual is seated and actively consuming food or beverage in a restaurant or bar;
      (9)   The individual is actively participating in broadcast communications;
      (10)   The individual is an officiant of a religious service;
      (11)   When facial coverings are prohibited by law or regulation;
      (12)   When facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards; or
      (13)   When facial coverings are in violation of a business's documented safety policies.
(Ord. No. 556-2020. Passed 7-15-20, eff. 7-15-20)