HOUSTON – The Department of Justice is warning of fraudulent images and false information regarding face mask usage. The department said there has been no notice or public information regarding the use of face masks and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Inaccurate flyers or other postings have been circulating on social media channels regarding the use of face coverings and the ADA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these notices include the use of the DOJ seals and the ADA phone number.
However, the Department of Justice did not issue or does not endorse them in away. The public should not rely on the information contained in these postings, according to a press release.
The ADA does not provide a blanket exemption that relieves people with disabilities from complying with legitimate health and safety rules.
The public can visit ADA.gov or call the ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 and 800-514-0383 for more information.