AG: Wearing masks allowed while legally carrying concealed firearm in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Attorney General has answered the questioned of whether Ohioans can wear a facial covering while legally carrying a concealed gun – the answer is yes.

In a letter sent to Ohio’s 88 sheriffs, AG Dave Yost said his office has been receiving many questions about the legality of wearing a mask to combat the spread of COVID-19 while carrying concealed.

“Concealed carry laws [in Ohio] do not prohibit a citizen from carrying a concealed firearm while wearing a mask,” Yost said in his letter. “As long as that person is carrying their concealed carry license and abiding by all Ohio concealed carry laws.”

Masks are required for people in Ohio counties that are classified at a Level 3 or higher on the state’s Public Health Advisory Alert System. The state highly encourages masks to be worn in all other counties while inside spaces that are not your home or when social distancing while outside cannot be done.

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