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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: A woman wearing a protective mask is seen in Union Square on March 9, 2020 in New York City. There are now 20 confirmed coronavirus cases in the city including a 7-year-old girl in the Bronx. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

I wonder if Charlotte will soon be joining this bandwagon.

Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin on Wednesday amended the city’s emergency order during the coronavirus pandemic to make face coverings mandatory when social distancing in public is difficult or impossible. People in Raleigh will now be required to wear masks when out in public in Raleigh as of Friday, June 19th effective at 4 p.m.

The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize Mayor May-Ann Baldwin to take the step due to the growing number of coronavirus cases in the area. If a mask is needed, WakeMed Hospital reached out to the City of Raleigh to aid in distributing 10,000 masks to the 27610 zip code (southeast Raleigh, closer to Knightdale).

All persons in the City of Raleigh are required to wear a clean face-covering any time they are or will be, in contact with other people who are not household members in public or private spaces where it is not possible to maintain social distance or where recommended social distancing practices are not being followed.

These places include, but are not limited to pharmacies, grocery stores, business locations, parking lots and sidewalks, and public transportation. One thing to note, masks are not required for children 12 and under or for people who cannot wear them because of medical or religious reasons.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige