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VERIFY: Face mask exempt card is 'fraudulent,' doesn't actually do anything

Viral claims say people who don't want to wear masks should carry a card that cites the federal government. The VERIFY team found it's fake.

体育投注A  “face mask exempt card” is going viral online with claims that it lets you go out in public without a mask on. It has official logos and cites the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Department of Justice. 

THE QUESTION:

Do these viral mask exemption cards actually have the backing of the Justice Department or ADA?

THE ANSWER: 

体育投注No. both have said that these posts are fraudulent. While certain people with disabilities are exempt from mask policies - these cards don't have anything to do with that.

Officials say wearing a mask or cloth face covering helps limit the spread of COVID-19, also among people who may not show symptoms of having the virus. They say the coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets that people expel when coughing, sneezing or talking.

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