WEARING A FACE COVERING IS NOW LAW, HERE’S WHY IT IS IMPORTANT.
A public health order requiring masks or face coverings for employees at essential businesses dealing with the public is now in effect in Los Angeles County. Any customer of an essential business will also be required to wear cloth face coverings to enter.
Business owners that are operating an essential business in LA County are required to provide cloth face coverings to their employees, as well as post any physical distancing plans for the public to see on the interior and exterior of their business.
A face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels.
Children under the age of 2 (including infants) should not wear cloth face coverings. Those between the ages of 2 and 8 should use them but under adult supervision to ensure that the child can breathe safely and avoid choking or suffocation. Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.
The best defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose, and mouth. However, face masks are an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from our mouth when we talk, sneeze, or cough.
Protect yourself and protect others by practicing physical distance and wearing face masks when you’re outside in public.