Masks required at City of Blue Ash facilities and buildings

(July 9, 2020 - Blue Ash) 

To decrease the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a new public health order requiring people to wear masks in public spaces in Hamilton County, which includes the City of Blue Ash. In accordance with the Governor’s order which went into effect on July 8, 2020, the City of Blue Ash is requiring masks within City buildings and facilities, with few exceptions.

 Effective immediately, face coverings are required while inside City Buildings and Facilities, including Parks and Recreation Facilities. This includes the City Administration Building, Public Works Facilities, the Recreation Center, Golf Course Clubhouse, Sandtrap Grill, Cooper Creek Event Center, all rental facilities and all City Parks.

 The following is a list of exceptions:

  • Persons actively engaged in exercise so long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exist.
  • Persons with a medical condition or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering.
  • Persons under 10 years of age.
  • Persons in an outdoor setting (pool deck, golf course, park, etc.) so long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exist. 

Recreation Center mask guidance:
Fitness:  Members will be required to wear face coverings while checking into the facility. if they do not meet one of the above criteria. Facial coverings may only be removed when actively exercising and while properly socially distanced. 
Pool:  Members and guests visiting the pool will also be required to wear masks when entering the facility to use the locker rooms.

The Blue Ash Police Department needs to remain available for emergency situations and therefore reminds citizens to contact the Hamilton County Health Department with mask-related complaints at 513-946-7800.  See the Blue Ash Police Department statement regarding enforcement here.