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.
“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.”