I can't be certain from state to state what the law would be but would that not be covered in a blanket way by ADA under reasonable accommodations? Just a thoughtI saw somewhere on TV that a mask may be removed for those who lipread. I'm looking for the law that states that.
Whats a ND? I think I read somewhere they can take it off but I can't find it. Can you find the mask policy or rules that might give a little authority to say so? Why did you say that with a confident "yes"?Well hello and good evening to all, the answer to your question would be, should be yes, of the person who needs to speak face to face with a deaf friendly person you as the person who is deaf first needs to alert that person if they don't know you to take there mask while you read there lips as ND if that doesn't work then just carry a small note pad and a pen damd and write down wh as t you need to say and be use versa.
Hi Presbyter good afternoon and the ND was a typo the correct word was and not ND , and I'm glad that you were able to do some research on this . That's why I was confident with a yes because sometime last year I heard or read about the exemptions for disabled persons who are hearing impaired or otherwise. About the masks when needing to listen to the person with perfect hearing & speaks so that the hearing impaired person can read lips to communicate so fourth. Take care
Exceptions for not wearing a face maskA face mask is not mandatory in the following groups or situations:
You do not need a medical certificate stating that you have a lawful reason for not wearing a face mask. If you have a lawful reason for not wearing a face mask, you do not need to apply for an exemption or permit.
- Infants and children under 8 years of age.
- Students in primary school in Grade 2 and below.
- Persons who have a physical or mental health condition, or disability, which makes wearing a face covering unsuitable, including persons with obstructed breathing, a serious skin condition of the face, an intellectual disability, a mental health condition or persons who have experienced trauma.
- Persons communicating with those who are deaf or hard of hearing and visibility of the mouth is essential for communication.
- Persons for whom the nature of their work or education means that wearing a face mask creates a risk to health and safety.
- Persons for whom the nature of their work or education means that clear enunciation or visibility of their mouth is essential. This includes teaching, lecturing or broadcasting.
- When attending a private residence, unless attending an inspection of real estate for the purposes of a prospective sale or rental of the property or attending an auction.
- The person is working by themselves in an enclosed indoor space such as in an empty classroom unless or until another person enters that space.
- The person is one of two persons being married, during their wedding ceremony or while being photographed at the wedding.
- The person is a professional sportsperson when training or competing.
- While engaged in any strenuous physical exercise such as running or cycling.
- When consuming medicine, food or drink.
- The person is undergoing dental or medical care or treatment to the extent that such care or treatment requires no face mask be worn.
- The person is receiving or providing a service and it is not reasonably practicable to receive or provide that service wearing a face covering.
- The person is an accused person in a criminal case in any court located in the State of Victoria and the person is in the dock either alone or with a co-accused, provided that any co-accused also present in the dock is at least 1.5 metres away from the person.
- The person is a prisoner in a prison, subject to any policies of that prison.
- The person is detained in a remand centre, youth residential centre or youth justice centre, subject to any policies of that centre.
- The person is escaping harm or the risk of harm, including harm relating to family violence or violence of another person.
- When asked to remove the face mask to ascertain identity. For instance, when asked by police, security, bank or post office staff to remove a face mask to ascertain identity.
- For emergency purposes.
- Where not doing so is not safe in all the circumstances.