Wearing Masks in Public Places

City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order stating that all workers who are deemed exempt by virtue of their services must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths.

These face coverings are to be just that, not medical grade, but rather scarves, bandanas and similar coverings.

Any that are reusable are to be washed frequently, at least once a day. If 1 time use, they must be properly discarded.

Employers are ordered to allow their employees to wash their hands every 30 mins, and must have access to clean, sanitary restrooms, stocked with appropriate cleaning products, all at the employer’s expense.

Social distancing should be employed with all customers and visitors, and those customers and visitors must also engage in social distancing and wear face coverings.

Essential businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone who does not comply.

These requirement took effect on Friday, 10 April 2020.

To clarify the requirements, the Department of Public Health of Los Angeles County issued its own guidance a few days prior and explained face coverings consist of: “Acceptable, reusable face covering options for the general public include: • Bandana • Neck gaiter • Homemade face covering • Scarf • Tightly woven fabric, such as cotton t-shirts and some types of towels.”

If you are still not sure where to get or how to make a face covering, we again refer you to the short video prepared by the US Surgeon General which can be found here.

Also, there are lots of how-to videos on the Internet you may consult. Whatever source you choose to use to make your face covering, be safe out among’em.

Many cities across the country have the same or similar making orders in effect, check the Internet for the rules in your city.

Have a happy healthy Easter and Passover weekend, stay home, Keep the Faith!

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