Where are masks required? Interactive map helps you find out

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(KSNT) — An interactive map can now help you find which businesses are requiring masks as states begin dropping their mask mandates.

More recently in Northeast Kansas, local counties including Shawnee and Geary have decided businesses can enact their own mask requirements, or none at all. According to its website, The Mask Map “was born from an idea that people have a choice and can influence society with their voices.”

Developers said features for the online map are based on reviews featured on many websites.

“When we purchase a product, we look at Amazon reviews. When we select a restaurant, we look at Yelp reviews. These reviews are based on what is really happening – not what the marketing team is telling us.”

The Mask Map

Described as the “Yelp For Public Health,” The Mask Map was started in July 2020 and is a “simple crowdsourced map for consumers to share their experience of mask policies and decide where to spend their money.”

The interactive map, which you can view by clicking here, allows users to mark whether or not a business is requiring customers to mask up. Once users mark the mask requirements of a location, an icon will appear with each business, showing either a blue face without a mask or an orange face with a mask.

You can also search a location via a search bar at the top of the page.

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