A number of states, towns and cities have begun implementing new requirements for both employers and citizens.
Starting Friday, New Yorkers who can't maintain a social distance from others must wear a face mask, while Maryland residents must don a face covering before going into any retail store beginning Saturday.
“Stopping the spread is everything,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his daily press briefing this week. “How can you not wear a mask when you’re going to come close to a person?”
New Jersey issued a similar rule last week and Los Angeles mandated last week that shoppers and workers wear face coverings during “essential shopping.” Under the order, businesses may refuse entry to anyone not wearing a face covering.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's order is an effort to create a statewide rule to replace patchwork orders from various local municipalities in recent days. The order requires a face covering for anyone inside any retail establishment or when riding any form of public transportation.