North Dakota issues statewide mask mandate to stem spread of COVID-19 | TheHill

The order, signed by interim State Health Officer Dirk Wilke, includes exceptions for children under age 5, individuals with a medical or mental health condition or disability that makes it unreasonable to wear a mask, and religious services. “The most effective weapon against COVID-19 is wearing a mask,” Wilke said in a statement. “This is a simple tool, but one that’s critical in helping protect our loved ones and slow the spread.” The order came days after the North Dakota Nurses Association called for a statewide mask mandate and other public health measures.

Source: North Dakota issues statewide mask mandate to stem spread of COVID-19 | TheHill