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DOJ Warns of Inaccurate Flyers and Postings Regarding the Use of Face Masks and the ADA

There are a number of cards and other documents – some bearing the Department of Justice seal – and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements.

In light of the continued circulation stating otherwise, several Assistant Attorney Generals for the Civil Rights Division are reiterating that cards and other documents bearing the Department of Justice seal and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements are fraudulent.

Inaccurate flyers or other postings have been circulating on the web and via social media channels regarding the use of face masks and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these notices included use of the Department of Justice seal and ADA phone number.

As the Department has stated in a previous alert, the Department did not issue and does not endorse them in any way. The public should not rely on the information contained in these postings.

The ADA does not provide a blanket exemption to people with disabilities from complying with legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations. The Department urges the public not to rely on the information contained in these postings and to visit ADA.gov for ADA information issued by the Departmen

The public can visit ADA.gov or call the ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) and 800-514-0383 (TTY) for more information.

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