Wearing masks in public will be required in Moscow starting on Thursday. Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert issued the emergency order on Tuesday in response to the growing number of coronavirus cases locally in Idaho.
Face coverings must be worn in public and six-foot social distancing is required. Violating the order can lead to a misdemeanor citation. Children under 5 years old don’t have to wear a mask and people with a medical condition, mental health condition or a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering are also exempt.
Moscow City Council will consider keeping the mayor’s emergency order in place during their regular meeting on Monday night.
The city is also delaying the opening of the Hamilton Lowe Aquatic Center until further notice. Moscow’s outdoor pool was set to open for the season today.