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In North Carolina, individuals are required to wear a face covering in indoor and outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

The state of North Carolina requires individuals to wear a face covering in public places. View Executive Order NO. 147. There are some exceptions to the requirement including for those dining in a restaurant, for reasons related to medical or behavioral conditions, and for children under the age of 11. Learn more about the guidance and limited exceptions here.

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Should I wear a cloth face covering or mask at the beach?
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How to Make Your Own Cloth Face Covering

The CDC 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 can be fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at a low cost.

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.

Cloth masks are not a substitute for social distancing or proper hygiene.

Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at a low cost.