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File #: O-20-24   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/29/2020
Enactment date: 7/1/2020 Enactment #: O-2020-025
Title: F/S Requiring Employers To Provide And Require Face Masks For Employees; Requiring Notice That Employees, Customers And Third Parties Must Wear Face Masks (Benton, Sena, Borrego)
Attachments: 1. O-24, 2. O-24 Approved Floor Substitute.pdf, 3. FS O-24Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
7/2/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
7/2/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
7/1/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/29/2020 City Council Passed as Substituted, as AmendedPass Action details
6/29/2020 City Council MotionPass Action details
6/29/2020 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/29/2020 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/29/2020 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/29/2020 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
6/15/2020 City Council Introduced  Action details
6/15/2020 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL



COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S O-20-24 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton, Lan Sena, and Cynthia Borrego


ORDINANCE
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F/S Requiring Employers To Provide And Require Face Masks For Employees; Requiring Notice That Employees, Customers And Third Parties Must Wear Face Masks (Benton, Sena, Borrego)
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REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE AND REQUIRE FACE MASKS FOR EMPLOYEES; REQUIRING NOTICE THAT EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS AND THIRD PARTIES MUST WEAR FACE MASKS.
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2020-004, Order Declaring a State of Public Health Emergency relating to the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, the latest amendments to the COVID-19 Public Health Order issued by Governor Lujan Grisham allow certain businesses to open at partial capacity, while following the social distancing and preventative measures summarized in the publication "All Together New Mexico, COVID-safe Practices for Individuals and Employers"; and
WHEREAS, one of the preventative measures identified in the most recent public health order of June 1, 2020, states that "[u]nless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, all individuals shall wear a mask or multilayer cloth face covering in public settings except when eating, drinking, or exercising" which requirement extends to employees performing services for their employers; and
WHEREAS, even though this preventative measure instructs employers to have their employees wear face coverings, it does not instruct employers to provide their employees with face coverings and at no cost, or to post notice to the public; and
WHEREAS, the gap in these instructions and their enforcement leaves employees at risk of not having the supplies necessary to safely perform their duties in compliance with public health orders; and
WHEREAS, the spread of COVID-19 endangers life and propert...

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