Public health guidance is shifting away from a position that others need to mask to protect others except when conditions in the community are “HIGH.” However, individuals may recommend, but may not require, others to wear masks in settings such as one-on-one meetings.
Here’s some sample language to consider using if you’d like to recommend that another individual wear a mask around you: “I’m choosing to wear a mask as another layer of protection against COVID-19 infection. And while I cannot require you to wear a mask, would you be willing to wear one while in this [meeting.], as well? Of course, this is your choice, and there will be no consequences if you choose not to, but I appreciate your consideration as it would make me feel more comfortable.”