May 14th, 2020: Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued an order requiring Angelenos to wear face coverings outside their homes.
The order will aid the fight against COVID-19, as restrictions are gradually eased to allow more people to return to work and outdoor recreation. The order exempts young children who are at risk of suffocation and people with certain disabilities from being required to wear a face covering.
Face coverings help stop the spread of the virus, and wearing them in public creates a layer of protection. However, a face covering is not a substitute for other critical measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 — most importantly, staying home as much as possible, washing hands frequently, and practicing safe physical distancing of at least 6 feet in all settings.
What is a face covering? Is it a mask? A face covering is not the same thing as a mask. At this time, you should not be purchasing medical grade masks, which are in short supply. It is extremely important that N95 masks are reserved for those who need them most and have the highest risk of infection, including medical professionals and healthcare workers. It is recommended that Angelenos instead wear cloth face coverings, such as one made with a bandana or scarf, or make your own using fabric. These measures will help flatten the curve and save lives. For more info: corona-virus.la/FaceCovering
NEED A FACE COVERING?
Buy locally from Amiga Wild, BringIt!, Juice Magazine, Hecho en Venice, artist Andrea Tan, and/or artist Ruth Chase Boudreaux. Or, you can learn to make your own with Lalo Marquez. Details below!
Here is a message from Amiga Wild’s Sadie Gilliam
I’ll keep you safe and you keep me safe. Deal? Join the #stayhomeclub but if you MUST go out, go out protected. We’ve been sewing protective masks all week and we are offering 4 different styles for a recommended donation of $10 (or more or less). They will be available for pickup or shipped for $4! Dm us to PREORDER!
Let’s #StoptheSpread! Here is a message/flyer from @lapublichealth
L.A County Department of Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov
LA County: covid19.lacounty.gov
City of Los Angeles: coronavirus.LACity.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html