Wear a Mask

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Face coverings are required to enter the building at City Hall. If you are not wearing a mask, you will be asked to leave. 

City Hall employees are working remotely; the building is open to receive Department of Community Services paperwork from 9AM to noon daily. 

Thank you for helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Summit Mayor Nora Radest is inviting members of the public to participate in a contest to create fun, informational videos, highlighting the essential benefits of wearing a face covering in public.

Three winning videos will be selected and used as public service announcements on the City of Summit YouTube and HTTV cable television channels.  Video submissions should be less than 60-seconds in length and illustrate a mask being properly worn over the mouth and nose. All entries must be received by May 18, uploaded to google drive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lGW6ZGTpf51pZEMptoztJlo3lMaWIWq7. Questions? email pressoffice@cityofsummit.org

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CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

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How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Cloth face coverings should:

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
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