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Newton County Board of Commissioners adopted a mask-wearing ordinance on Aug. 3, effective at midnight Aug. 4.
The ordinance requires the wearing of a mask in unincorporated areas of the County and County facilities in the incorporated areas of the County. The new policy will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, unless changed earlier by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
The policy requires employees of the County and members of the public 8-years and older to utilize masks when entering and while inside County buildings.
Along with children under the age of 8, other exemptions to the mask ordinance are:
The mask policy is to be enforced by Newton County employees, including Newton County Sheriff’s Office and/or code enforcement officers. Anyone in violation of the mask ordinance may be removed from County facilities and/or denied service at the County facility.