Birmingham extends mask mandate to May 24, Montgomery to May 9; face covering graphics and links

Download Zip File With Mask Graphics

Health officials recommend wearing cloth face coverings to avoid unintentionally spreading the coronavirus to others. The state of Alabama encourages wearing face coverings when in public and in close contact with others. While the state mask mandate ended at 5 p.m. April 9, local mandates can be reactivated. The local governments that have activated mandates are:

Printable pdf of image above;
Thank You and other
Shop Alabama images,
plus state-provided images

State-Provided Mask Graphics
Mask Preferred | Required for Service | Please Wear | Thank You for Wearing

Q & A with Alabama Retail’s Employment Law Partner about Mask Communications

What Your Business Should Do:
Best Practices to Avoid Liability Under Safer Apart Order

Provided by the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee


FEDERAL MASK MANDATES
Federal Property
Domestic Travel
On Public Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs

More information for you, your staff and your customers:

MAKE IT COOL TO SHOP SAFE AND WEAR A CLOTH MASK

Mandy, the mannequin at Behind the Glass, shares the store’s safe shopping policies. She even has cloth or disposable masks available for customers who don’t have one.

As a family business, we knew we had to commit ourselves to protecting the health of our family, which includes my children, our employees and our customers,” said Donna Young, owner of Behind the Glass in downtown Auburn. “When it came time to decide about masks, it really was an easy decision to require everyone entering our store to wear them.

We are giving masks to all customers,” said Donna. Behind the Glass is providing reusable or disposable face coverings “as well as cuter ones that we are making,” said Donna, one of the many small retailers in Alabama “trying to make the wearing of masks both fun and socially acceptable.

Our customers have been so cooperative in our push to keep everyone safe, and for that we are very thankful,” she said. “We are so thrilled that over 99.9% of our customers have been totally fine wearing masks!

Other examples of masking policies for businesses:

FDA GUIDANCE FOR FOOD RETAIL SETTINGS
For food production, processing and retail settings, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has further guidance for those who do not typically wear masks as part of their jobs. The FDA says to consider the following if your employees use a cloth face covering:

  • Maintain face coverings that match parameters in the FDA’s Model Food Code sections 4-801.11 Clean Linens and 4.802.11 Specifications.
  • Launder reusable face coverings before each daily use.

RESOURCE FOR FACE COVERINGS AND MORE
The Reopen Alabama Resource Guide database contains four categories of resources: PPE supplies, cleaning and disinfecting, other supplies as well as services and solutions. The database helps Alabama businesses locate and acquire the supplies needed to open safely, protect their customers and employees and adhere to public health guidelines.

CDC INFO ABOUT FACE COVERINGS (Download poster from link)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted 10:36 a.m. April 23; Last updated April 9, 2021