LA Mayor Issues Mandatory Mask Order For Residents

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Effective Friday, Los Angeles residents must wear a mask, bandanna or other type of covering over their noses and mouths when in grocery stores and other essential businesses under an order from Mayor Eric Garcetti. Workers at many businesses must also cover their faces. It’s the latest step to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It’s designed to protect employees and customers.

Workers at most essential businesses must wear face coverings, which business owners must either provide or reimburse workers for buying. The order does not require that customers’ or workers’ face coverings be medical grade or N95 masks. Local and state leaders continue to plead with the public to refrain from buying those masks to ensure medical and emergency workers have enough protective gear to safely perform their jobs.