ADA Does Not Cancel Out Mask Requirements in Businesses
According to the ADA, people are not required to disclose their medical conditions in order to enter an establishment. But do these guidelines supercede mask requirements for employees or customers? No, because according to the EEOC, COVID-19 meets the "direct threat standard." https://www.ada.gov/covid-19_flyer_alert.html The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require businesses to allow those not wearing masks to enter during the pandemic. This especially is true in states under mandatory mask requirements. These “mask exempt” cards are not accurate and no place of business is required to accept it. In fact, the ADA has put out information about it being fake and not associated with them. ADA Information on Fake Mask Exempt Flyers and Cards Most businesses will be happy to accommodate those who choose not to wear masks by offering curbside pickup products requested.