Everything You Need to Know About The Required Face Coverings

Starting today, May 1, every resident in San Diego County will be required to wear a face covering in public settings and within six feet of other people who are not a part of their household.

Here is what you need to know about the requirement.

When to wear a face covering:

Waiting in line to go inside a store;

Shopping in a store;

Picking up food at a restaurant;

Waiting for or riding on public transportation;

Riding in a taxi or rideshare vehicle;

Seeking healthcare;

Going into facilities allowed to stay open; and

Working an essential job that interacts with the public

When a face covering isn't required:

When residents are at home;

When residents are in the car alone or with members of the same household;

For children under the age of 2 years old due to the risk of suffocation;

During individual physical activity such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling or running. However, people must comply with social distancing during these activities, including maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from other people. Therefore, people must have a face covering readily accessible to put on in populated areas to avoid droplet spread in a six feet radius when participating in any type of active recreation except with members of the same household; and

For residents with a health condition whose medical doctor has advised against wearing a face covering and can provide documentation

For resources to help you navigate through the coronavirus crisis click here

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