(A)   Definitions.  For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      (1)   MASK.  Any mask, device or hood whereby any portion of the face is so hidden or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer.
      (2)   PUBLIC PLACE.  All walks, alleys, boulevards, avenues, lanes, roads, highways or other ways or thoroughfares dedicated to public use or owned or maintained by public authority; all grounds and buildings owned, leased by, operated or maintained by public authority; all buildings owned, leased or operated for the use of organizations enjoying all tax-exempt privileges as a charitable use.
   (B)   Wearing of mask in a public place.  No person shall, while wearing any mask whereby a substantial portion of the face is hidden or covered so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter, be or appear in any public place within Jefferson County.
   (C)   Exemptions.  The following are exempted from the provisions of subsection (B) of this section:
      (1)   Any person under 16 years of age.
      (2)   Any person wearing traditional holiday costumes in season.
      (3)   Any person using masks in theatrical productions including use in Mardi Gras celebrations and masquerade balls.
      (4)   Any person lawfully engaged in trades or employment or in sporting activity where a mask or facial covering is worn for the purpose of ensuring the physical safety of the wearer or because of the nature of the occupation, trade or professional or sporting activity.
      (5)   Any person wearing a gas mask in drills, exercises or emergencies.
      (6)   Any person engaging in an activity such that the wearing of the mask is protected by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky or the United States Constitution.
(1994 Jeff. Code, § 130.01)  (Jeff. Ord. 1-1983, adopted and effective 2-8-1983; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 35-2007, approved 3-26-2007)  Penalty, see § 130.99