The City of Kinston is requiring everyone to wear face coverings while in public.
Kinston Mayor Don Hardy issued the Emergency Proclamation on Sunday.
“All persons who are present within the jurisdiction of the City of Kinston are required to wear a clean face covering any time they are, or will be, in contact with other people who are not household members in public or private spaces where it is not possible to maintain social distance or where recommended social distancing practices are not being followed.”
There are a few exceptions to the requirement, such as children under 12, for restaurant patrons while they are dining, or for those that cannot wear a face covering due to religious beliefs.
The order takes effect at 5 PM on Tuesday, June 23rd.