DOJ: No, we didn't issue "face mask exemption cards"

Many images of “face mask exempt” cards circulated online include the statement: “Wearing a face mask posses a mental and/or physical risk to me. Under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) I am not required to disclose my condition to you.” Many images also include the DOJ reporting number, the DOJ’s seal and the warning: “If found in violating of the ADA you could face steep penalties.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of North Carolina posted an example of one of these cards on Friday, tweeting, “Fraudulent Facemask Flyers, ‘Exempt’ Cards not Authorized by U.S. Department of Justice.”

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