Face Covering Mandate
COVID-19 Emergency Order – Wearing Face Coverings in Town Owned Buildings \ Public Spaces and
Businesses Open to the Public within the Town of Moretown
WHEREAS, Consistent with Governor Scott’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order related to social
distancing, as well as the health care measures recommended by the Vermont Department of Health
and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Selectboard desires to enact and encourage
measures that promote the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens and visitors to further the
goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19
WHEREAS, the Vermont Department of Health “recommends that all Vermonters wear cloth face
coverings when outside the home to help slow the spread of COVID-19”
WHEREAS, Governor Scott issued Addendum 8 to his Executive Order on November 13, 2020, which
includes in paragraph 3, the following authorization for municipalities: ‘The legislative body of each
municipality may enact more strict local requirements regarding mask use than those set forth herein”,
WHEREAS, Section 16 of the Vermont Emergency Management statute, 20 VSA § 16, authorizes the
towns of the State to make orders, rules and regulations that may be necessary for emergency
management purposes so long as they are not inconsistent with any orders, rules or regulations
promulgated by the governor or any state agency.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Selectboard issues the following COVID19 Face Covering
Mandate Policy:

  1. a. In accordance with the Vermont Department of Health, starting July 25, 2020, any member of the
    public entering a business located in the Town of Moretown that will be open to the public or a Town owned building must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose that is consistent with the
    Vermont Department of Health’s guidance on face coverings.
    b. Any public space, including Town owned properties and parks, where recommended social distancing
    guidelines cannot be achieved, one must wear a face mask.
  2. Exceptions. The Vermont Department of Health advises that face coverings should never be worn by
    children under the age of two, anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone unable to remove a mask
    without assistance.
  3. Posting Requirement. Each covered establishment must post signage at the entrance and at other
    appropriate locations stating that members of the public must be wearing face coverings by mandate of
    the Moretown Selectboard.
    Approved by the Moretown Selectboard and Dated at Moretown, Vermont this 7
    th day of December,
    If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Vermont Department of Health at 802-863-7200
    or you can go online to You can also search the web to report an incidence at the
    Vermont Department of Public Safety.