Los Angeles residents are now required to wear masks when going outside for any tasks.
The new rule marks a significant increase in the city’s mandates, one that Mayor Eric Garcetti says is a necessary step to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and eventually reopen the economy in a bigger way.
“Bring your mask with you whenever you leave your home,” Garcetti said. “That will help us get more freedoms.”
Where must you wear a face covering?
If you visit any retail business (except those in indoor malls, which are still closed), including those that are open only for curbside or door side pickup
If you exercise in your neighborhood or are on a trail, golf course or beach (where you must wear a face-covering if you are out of the water and people are nearby)
If you ride on L.A. Department of Transportation transit buses, Metro buses or trains, or travel through Los Angeles International Airport
The new guidelines on face coverings exempt children under 2 and people with certain disabilities.