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  • Overview of crackdown on mandatory mask-wearing: “Wearing is caring. Let’s all wear a mask!”

  • Welfare, Health & Security News SMG 3469

    Wearing is caring. Let’s all wear a mask! Fines imposed on those who do not wear a mask Effective Nov. 13, 2020 Overview of Crackdown on Mandatory Mask-Wearing A crackdown on the mandatory wearing of masks will be enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and strengthen disease control and prevention. We ask for your active cooperation.

    □ Crackdowns

    ① Facilities for concentrated control
    Five types of entertainment bars; door-to-door and direct sales promotion halls; karaoke rooms; indoor standing performance halls; restaurants, cafes, and bakeries (+150 m2 at level 1; +50 m2 at level 1.5)

    ② Facilities for regular control
    Performance halls; private academies (including training schools); job training institutions; PC bangs (Internet cafes); arcades and multi rooms; bathhouses and saunas; wedding and funeral halls; movie theaters; water and amusement parks; beauty salons; stores, markets and department stores (bigger than 300 m2); study rooms and cafes; indoor sports facilities

    ③ Other
    Public transport; medical institutions; pharmacies; public assemblies; demonstrations; indoor sports facilities; nursing homes; facilities that provide day/night care services; indoor sports stadiums (includes outdoor stadiums at level 1.5); high-risk businesses (call centers, logistics centers); gatherings or events of more than 500 people held with permit from the local government with jurisdiction

    □ Acts of Violation

    ① Failure to wear an authorized mask in crackdown locations
    ※Authorized masks: KF94, KF80, KF-AD (droplet-proof) surgical, cotton, disposable masks

    ② Failure to properly wear a mask in crackdown locations

    • Exposing the nose
    • Pulled down to the chin
    • Touching the mask

    □ Fines Imposed

    ▷ Grounds: Article 83 (Administrative Fines) and Article 49 (Preventive Measures Against Infectious Diseases) of the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act
    ▷Fine: KRW 100,000 (for violators)
    ※ Facility operators: Up to KRW 3 million