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Responsibilities and Expectations for Businesses/Organizations involving Customers/Patrons:
• Customers are required to wear face coverings unless fully vaccinated or otherwise exempt, as
provided in the Secretary of Health’s face covering order found here.
• Businesses must post signage in a prominent location visible to patrons at each entry informing
customers of the face covering requirement.
• No Inquiry Option: A business may choose to assume that any customer who enters a business
without a face covering is fully vaccinated and refrain from inquiring about the customer’s
• Inquiry Option: A business may choose to engage with a customer who enters a business without
wearing a face covering. In these circumstances, if a customer enters without wearing a face
covering, the business may engage with the customer to ensure the customer is aware of the
face covering requirement and to ask if the customer is either fully vaccinated or otherwise
exempt from wearing a face covering as provided in the Secretary of Health’s face covering order
and Proclamation 20-25.13.
o If the customer responds stating s/he is fully vaccinated and therefore exempt under the
Proclamation, the business may allow the customer to enter without further inquiry. A
business is not prohibited and shall not be prohibited by any state or local government
official or agency or landlord from requesting proof of vaccination or requiring a customer
to sign an attestation stating that s/he is fully vaccinated.
o If the customer responds stating s/he is not fully vaccinated but is otherwise exempt
under the Proclamation, the business may:
▪ Offer a reasonable accommodation (alternative way to receive service, if feasible). If
the reasonable accommodation is refused, deny the person entry; or
▪ Allow the customer to enter.
o If the customer declines to provide information or states that s/he refuses to wear a face
covering (not exempt under the face covering order and proclamation but unwilling to
wear a face covering), the business must deny the customer entry/service (unless there
are worker safety concerns). The business may choose to offer an alternative way to
receive service, when feasible; however, if the alternative is refused, the business must
deny entry as provided above.
• Businesses are not required to directly engage with a customer if there is reason to believe that
engaging with the customer would pose a threat to worker safety.
o One’s vaccination status is irrelevant in the following settings, where facial covering
requirements for all individuals (unless otherwise exempted) continue to apply: health
care settings (including long-term care, doctor’s offices, hospitals), correctional facilities,
homeless shelters, K-12 Schools, childcare facilities, and day camps in locations where
children and/or adolescents are present, and public transportation (aircraft, train, buses,
For the below non-exhaustive list of industries/activities where additional
capacity/flexibility is contingent on vaccination status and/or a negative COVID test,
businesses/organizations must receive and document proof of employee/customer
vaccination/test status as follows and consistent with the relevant industry-specific guidelines:
o Overnight camps – require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test for
employees and campers.
o Sporting events – school and non-school, youth and adult, wrestling and water polo
activities require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID testing protocol for
employees and competitors.
o Cruises – require proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID tests for crew and
o Large Spectator Events – require proof of vaccination those 12 and older or a
negative COVID test for those ages 5-12 for admission to vaccinated sections.
o A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the
second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they
have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).
o Businesses include for-profit, nonprofit and governmental entities that serve customers