Wearing a mask not only shows you have consideration for others but that you have pride in Columbus. In Columbus mask it is required for person that over the age of six years and cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing to wear a mask. There are exceptions for individuals with medical conditions individuals working out, individuals effectively eating or drinking and those speaking with somebody hearing impeded. You can view the entire ordinance here and across Franklin county and the state of Ohio there are similar requirements. Listed below are 4 benefits to wearing your mask:

1. Columbus Masks Protect Other People

The primary way the coronavirus spreads is from person to person by respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Face masks, however, can block these droplets.

2. You May Not Know You Are Contagious

It used to be that masks were recommended only for people who knew they had COVID-19, as a way to protect others around them. When it became apparent, however, that the virus can be transmitted by people before they start showing symptoms (pre-symptomatic) and by people who never develop symptoms (asymptomatic)

3. Masks Can Protect You, As Well

A few studies suggest cloth face masks offer some protection for the wearer, but the protective perks are most obvious when everyone covers the mouth and nose. Think of it as a collective benefit: The more people who block the transmission of the virus with face coverings, the less virus there is circulating in the community.

4. Masks May Help The Economy Recover

Masks could offer an economic boon, as well. A report released by investment firm Goldman Sachs found that a national face mask mandate could serve as a substitute for lockdowns “that would otherwise subtract nearly 5 percent from GDP


The health and wellbeing of our community are important to us, let’s work together to keep everyone safe. If we all work together, we can beat this virus, let slow the spread of the Columbus Covid-19 virus. There are plenty of Columbus Virtual Events but, nothing beats life getting back to normal!