Prince George's Shoppers, Bus Riders Must Wear Face Masks Beginning Wednesday: Officials

County Executive Alsobrooks signed an executive order to take effect Wednesday

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Prince George's County will require masks to be worn by shoppers in grocery stores, pharmacies and retail stores, beginning Wednesday, April 15. The executive order signed by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks on Saturday will make riders on the bus wear face coverings too.

This comes after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made a similar announcement Thursday that mandated all shoppers at grocery stores in D.C. wear a face mask of some kind.

“The safety and wellbeing of all Prince Georgians during this pandemic is my top priority,” said Alsobrooks in a press release. “For the protection of employees who work in these establishments, as well as the customers who need these essential services, it is critical that each person does their part to cover their faces and minimize their exposure to others.”

The order will also require that grocery stores, pharmacies and large retailers promote social distancing inside and outside of the stores while customers wait.

A face covering will also be required while riding TheBus.

Suggested face covers include a respirator mask, homemade mask, bandana or scarf.

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