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If a municipality’s legislative body chooses to adopt a face covering rule, it must be adopted according to a specific statutory process and be consistent with Act 1 of the 2021 Special Session. The VLCT Municipal Assistance Center has developed this resource that contains two model face covering rules (one with an enforcement provision and one without) and associated guidance. Some model sections require editing by entering your own words, as indicated by italics enclosed in brackets.

These models have been developed for illustrative purposes only. VLCT makes no express or implied endorsement or recommendation of any model or any express or implied guarantee of legal enforceability or legal compliance. VLCT also does not represent that any model is appropriate for any municipality. Please seek legal counsel to review any proposed model before use.

Members who have additional questions about this topic can review our face covering rule toolkit homepage and contact the staff at the VLCT Municipal Assistance Center at or 1-800-649-7915.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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