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Boise’s mask order: Do you have to wear one at the office?

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At midnight Friday, a new emergency ordinance went into effect requiring masks in public in Boise, with a few exceptions.

But what about offices? How about if the office doors are locked or otherwise secured? Do employees still have to wear masks while working?

The answer is — maybe.

The full text of the public health order issued by Boise Mayor Lauren McLean doesn’t mention office spaces – either as an exemption or as being specifically included.

We reached out to the City of Boise for some clarification after BoiseDev members asked us for details.

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“Because the order is in place for both indoor and outdoor places, masks are required (in offices),” city spokesperson Lana Graybeal said. “If you’re within 6 feet of someone outside of your household, either indoors or outdoors, a mask is required.”

The city’s communication director Karen Boe said folks in offices should carry a mask with them – and if they get near someone not in their household, “put it on.”

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