Guide to Face Coverings

Where Masks Are Required

(Updated Feb. 28) In the following settings, masks are still required by federal, state, local or private entities:

  • Public transit, including the Connector and Fastran, as well as commercial aircraft.
  • Health care facilities including clinic settings operated by the Fairfax County Health Department and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.
  • Congregate settings including jails, group homes and shelters.
  • Fairfax County Courthouse courtrooms at the discretion of the presiding judge.
  • Mask requirements set by private entities.

Regardless of the COVID-19 community level, masking and social distancing may still be used for personal risk mitigation. The CDC recommends that individuals at high risk of complications from COVID-19 consider taking additional precautions. Those with symptoms or exposure should still get tested.

Additionally, people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and those who were exposed are encouraged to wear a mask for a full 10 days.

Dispose of Masks Properly

Help keep our community clean; throw your disposable masks in the trash instead of on the ground.

photo of mask on the ground

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