Masks still required at the Public Market

Masks still required at the Public Market
Posted on 03/29/2021

Updated March 29, 2021 

The recent reauthorization of the Johnson County Health Order includes several changes, including lifting the limitation on indoor and outdoor mass gatherings. However, the Order still requires mask wearing and social distancing. Being both a public space as well as a restaurant, visiting the Public Market will still include following a few simple guidelines.

If you’re shopping at a merchant stall, placing an order, walking through the market or attending a class, you must wear a mask. You do not need to wear a mask when seated at a table enjoying your food or drinks.

Under the County health order, people are exempt from wearing a mask if “seated at a restaurant while they are eating or drinking, provided they maintain a 6-foot distance between any other tables and individuals seated at such tables.”

Masks are also not required for children age five and younger, people with certain medical conditions or people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Other exemptions also apply.

While wearing a mask is an important way to ensure we beat COVID-19, we ask that you continue to take these steps when you visit the Market:

  • Be patient, flexible, and kind to everyone.
  • Consider eating outside while the weather is nice, using carryout, curbside delivery and third-party delivery options, when available. 
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill or are showing signs or symptoms of the virus.
  • Be mindful to stay at least six feet away from other patrons and staff while in the Market.
  • Before moving tables, please ask a Market staff member.
  • Use the hand sanitizer stations available.

We are continuing to take the following steps to protect our customers, merchants and staff:

  • Tables are spaced at least six feet apart to meet social distancing guidelines.
  • We’ve placed signs on the floor to indicate proper social distancing.
  • High-touch surfaces and items are sanitized regularly, including but not limited to – door handles, push bars, tabletops and trash cans.
  • Market staff wear masks, wash hands often and wear gloves while busing tables.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available for community use.
  • Staff and vendors stay home if they are sick.

Check back for updated information. 


Published July 2, 2020