Face masks will be required in Jefferson County, Alabama, starting Monday.
The masks will be required at public establishments, according to a public health order declared Friday.
Jefferson County is home to Birmingham, which is the state's most populous city, according to the state's demographic website.
Birmingham adopted an ordinance requiring face coverings be worn in public within the city on April 28 and that order has been extended until July 3, the health order said.
About the order: Face coverings will be required for indoor spaces of business or venues open to the public, outdoor areas open to the public where 10 or more people are gathered and social distancing is not possible, and transportation service areas including mass transit, taxis, paratransit or ride-sharing services, the order said.
Exceptions to the order include children age two and under. Masks can be removed while eating or drinking, during medical examinations or procedures, and hair care services.
Masks can also be removed when there is a risk to personal safety or a need for effective communication, the order said.
Places of worship may "use their own discretion regarding face covering requirements," but are encouraged to recommend congregants to use masks during services, especially during singing or while speaking to other people.