News Type
Edit block
City of Bloomington Briefing cover image

Bloomington Briefing

Published monthly, the award-winning Bloomington Briefing is mailed to all single-family households and businesses.

You can click on the Bloomington Briefing link to get a list of all items.
Contact Information

Contact Information

Public Health Division

Share This Article


When to wear a mask outdoors

Authored on
Bloomington Briefing Published March 1, 2021

The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and anywhere they will be around other people. This can include outdoor areas, especially when there are crowds. Bring a mask with you to put on when you encounter people who may get closer than six feet.

Wear a mask and take everyday preventive actions in public settings. When we all wear masks, we take care of each other and everyone is better protected. Masks are key to helping prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They provide a barrier that keeps respiratory droplets from spreading. For the most protection, wear a mask, stay six feet apart, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated places, and wash your hands regularly. 

For more information, visit or call 800-232-4636.

Page last saved March 1, 2021