Los Angeles, Calif. — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced during his press conference on Wednesday that everyone who leaves their place of residence is required to wear a face covering.
The announcement was among a clarification on the city's "stay-at-home" order being extended for another month, with Garcetti saying the order will be adjusted as the city makes progress against cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.
"We're were requiring all Angelenos, expect for small children or those with disabilities that might be harmed by a face mask, to wear a face-covering when they are near others who do not live in your household. Simply put, bring your mask with you whenever you leave your home," Garcetti said. "As long as you're not doing a solitary activity or with your own household, put that mask on, always now and that is a requirement."
Garcetti said with everyone having masks on, it will help the city get more "freedom" and help open up other parts of the city and economy while preventing the spread of COVID-19.
We’re requiring all Angelenos to wear face coverings when they leave the house. There are exceptions in place for small children or those with disabilities. pic.twitter.com/j7ecKiYQ4e— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) May 14, 2020
Join me live for new rules for face coverings, and updates and clarification on our Safer at Home order and how we will continue to gradually take steps forward. https://t.co/lOLH2QnjCS— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) May 14, 2020
Garcetti also announced all retail stores will be allowed to open and offer curbside and doorside pickup and delivery services.
All retail locations — from electronics to beauty stores — will now be allowed to open for curbside and doorside pickup and delivery. We are also allowing manufacturing that supports retail that is opening at reduced capacity as long as they can adhere to safety protocols.— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) May 14, 2020
For all Angelenos: this is not a green light to slack off. We’re only able to take these steps because of your vigilance and willingness to follow safety protocols.— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) May 14, 2020
Those wanting to go to a salon or to get a haircut will have to wait a little bit longer, Garcetti said. Letting barbershops and salons reopen is in stage three of the city's plan.
Beaches in the Los Angeles County were reopened on Wednesday, but there are many restrictions in place. While walking and running is allowed, bike riding is not, while "ocean activities" such as swimming and surfboarding is allowed.
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