Laguna Beach Requires Face Coverings Starting April 16 2020

Laguna Beach Let's All Wear Our Masks Together

Laguna Beach California is requiring all customers and staff to wear Face Coverings in Essential Businesses starting April 16 2020.

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig issued a revised Emergency Order on April 15 2020, requiring all customers wear face coverings when entering or remaining in Essential Businesses to provide additional protection for workers and the general public from the spread of COVID-19.

Individuals who work or provide services at Essential Businesses are already required to wear face coverings while performing their work following the first Emergency Order issued by the City Manager on April 9 2020.

The revised Emergency Order takes effect on Thursday, April 16 2020 at 12:00am and states all Essential Businesses and Services within the City shall require their customers and workers wear cloth face coverings that shield their noses and mouths while at the Essential Business.

“The City of Laguna Beach is taking every measure we can to protect our residents, Essential Workers and businesses from the spread of COVID-19,” said Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig.  “We appreciate the public’s efforts to help us flatten the curve together.”

Essential Businesses Include

Grocery Stores
Home Improvement Stores
Gas Stations
Convenience Stores
Restaurants Providing Take-Out or Delivery Services
Savings and Loans
Credit Unions
Construction Sites

Face Coverings Include

Scarves (dense fabric, without holes)
Neck Gaiter
Other Fabric Face coverings are allowed

All persons, including Essential Workers, are discouraged from using medical grade personal protective equipment, such as N95 masks, for non-medical reasons.

Essential businesses must also continue to implement physical distancing measures for employees, customers, and maintain proper sanitation at all times or the facility shall be closed.

Wearing Face Coverings When Physical Distancing is Difficult to Maintain

Strongly Urged to Wear Face Coverings When In close Proximity To Others
(In public and private areas when near people who are not members of their own household)

Additional Resources

Laguna Beach Emergency Order Revised April 15 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Face Coverings Recommendations

California Department of Public Health Face Coverings Guidance April 1 2020

Orange County Public Health Face Coverings April 9 2020

Laguna Beach COVID-19 Page

Orange County Emergency Operations Center Facebook Page

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Orange County Public Health (COVID-19) Information Page is Online

Orange County Public Health (COVID-19) Health Referral Hotline Number is 1 (800) 564-8448

California Department of Public Health (COVID-19) Information is Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (COVID-19) Information is Online

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Online Site

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