COVID-19 SIGNAGE – Masks Strongly Recommended

The Town of Bennington Select Board has enacted a new rule regarding face masks:

STRONG RECOMMENDATION to wear Face Mask


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COVID-19 RULE
Select Board Strongly Recommends Wearing Face Masks in Public Indoor Spaces

All Establishments located in the Town of Bennington that invite the public into their premises for the purpose of receiving services, purchasing products, or otherwise transacting business, shall encourage both staff and customers (or visitors) to wear face masks over their nose and mouth while inside the establishment.

Exceptions.
Face masks are not required on young children under age 2 and should not be placed on anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Posting of Requirement.
Each establishment is individually responsible to post signage at the entrance and at other appropriate locations stating that customers (or visitors) are strongly encouraged to wear face masks by order of the Bennington Select Board.

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Printed copies are available at the town office at no cost.

Effective Period.
This Rule shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until the Bennington Select Board amends, rescinds, or suspends this Rule by future action in a properly warned meeting or when an action taken by the State of Vermont nullifies this Rule or the Select Board’s authority to continue this Rule, whichever occurs first, but not longer than 45 days following date of adoption. In the interim, the Select Board intends to review this matter at every regularly scheduled Select Board meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Adopted by the Bennington Select Board at its meeting on December 13, 2021.

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