LEWISTON, ID - At a special meeting held on Thursday, the Lewiston City Council voted to implement a mask mandate for the city of Lewiston by a vote of 4-3. The mandate will go into effect after it is signed by City Manager Alan Nygaard on Friday.

Face coverings are required to be worn when in any indoor or outdoor public place in the city of Lewiston where six (6) feet of physical distancing is not able to be maintained with non-household members.

Exemptions include:

  • Children under the age of 5; provided that the City strongly recommends such children wear face coverings where six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
  • Persons with a medical condition, medical health condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. Documentation demonstrating such exemptions will NOT be required.
  • Persons who are deaf/hard of hearing or who are communication with a person who is deaf/hard of hearing where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication; however the City strongly recommends such persons wear a clear face shield if doing so would not impede communication.
  • Persons, including on-duty first responders for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work
  • Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose, face or head for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary
  • Persons who are eating or drinking at a restaurant or other establishment that provides food or beverage services
  • Persons who are incarcerated
  • Circumstances where local, state or federal law prohibits wearing a face covering or requires the removal of a face covering.

The order says a violation of any provision is punishable by a civil monetary penalty, and each day a violation occurs shall be considered a separate offense.  First offense is a fine of $50, second offense $150, third offense $250, fourth offense $350, and every offense thereafter $350.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the order, or click on the individual page images below.

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