Last Updated on June 14, 2022 by Theodore Spaulding
At Spaulding Injury Law, we want everyone in the Atlanta area to stay safe and healthy, which includes staying aware of mask mandates and other health information relating to the Covid-19 pandemic in Georgia. With varying levels of Covid cases throughout the United States, mask mandates and policies are constantly changing, and you should be prepared for the rules regarding masks wherever you are going.
No Statewide Mask Mandate in Georgia
Georgia lifted its statewide mask mandate, and people in the state are encouraged to follow the mask-related guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance includes:
- Masks can be a critical public health tool
- Ensure your mask fits well and is suitable to protect from Covid-19
- Wear masks in situations involving indoor crowds and physical distancing is not possible
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) also recommends that people get vaccinated against Covid-19. Vaccines combined with masks, when appropriate, provide strong protection against the virus.
Keep in mind that while Georgia has no current mask mandates for the entire state, individual counties might impose additional requirements due to levels of positive Covid results.
Mandate Lifted for Airports
At the end of April 2022, a federal court effectively ended the mask mandate in United States airports and on domestic flights. While many passengers still choose to wear a mask due to close proximity to others while traveling, masks are no longer required for travelers or airport staff.
However, some international flights might have mask requirements. These include flights to several countries in the European Union, Asia, South America, Africa, and Oceania. If you are traveling internationally, you should always check the mask requirements before you leave so you are prepared to reach your destination without issue.
Private Businesses Can Choose
Private businesses in Georgia have the option of requiring masks or not for both employees and patrons. Further, if an employee wants to wear a mask when it is not required by the company’s policy, the employer should not prevent the employee from wearing a mask unless it interferes with their ability to safely complete their job duties.
Staying Safe this Summer
With mask mandates largely non-existent in Georgia, you and your family should take steps to protect yourselves from both injuries and illness. Some tips to keep your family in good shape include:
- Wear masks if you are going to a crowded place where you cannot keep your distance from others
- Stay away from people who have been exposed to Covid-19 or who are feeling possible symptoms
- Follow all traffic rules and drive defensively to avoid accidents whenever possible
- If you are in any type of accident, seek medical treatment right away for your injuries
Learn How an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Might Help
The legal team of Spaulding Injury Law wants our community in and around Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Cumming, and Alpharetta to stay safe and in good physical condition. However, if you have an injury and believe someone else is to blame, we are ready to help. Contact our office for help today.