Mill Creek Encourages Mask Usage Compliance

Mill Creek Encourages Mask Usage Compliance
Posted on 06/26/2020

The City of Mill Creek is encouraging compliance with new state health directives designed to ensure the protection of every resident and visitor from contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus.

State of Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman issued a proclamation on June 24, 2020, requiring every person in the state to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth. The order goes into effect Friday, June 26, 2020, and remains in effect until further notice.

The wearing of masks will be required inside any building that is open to the public. Masks also are required in outdoor settings especially when a distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained from someone who is not a member of their household.

Some exceptions to the rule include:

  • dining at restaurants
  • engaging in indoor or outdoor exercise activities
  • when any party is deaf or hard of hearing and face coverings inhibit communication
  • when confirming facial identity is required by law or service

Individuals who are exempt from the order include children younger than five-years old and people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent the use of facial coverings.

The City of Mill Creek is requiring all its employees when on duty to comply with this order. The City also is requiring the use of masks for all residents who visit city facilities when they open to the public. Mill Creek City Hall continues to be closed to the public.

Violators of the order may be subject to criminal penalties pursuant to state statutes. Please refer to RCW 43.70.130(7), RCW 70.05.120(4), and WAC 246-100-070(3).

The Secretary of Health’s order can be viewed here: