Cloth Face Coverings in Public Now Advised
Public health authorities are now recommending that everyone wear a face covering when going out in public.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking everyone over the age of 2 to wear a cloth face covering that covers your mouth and nose. The cloth face covering is meant to protect others in case you are infected. Please use a cloth face covering and not a mask meant for healthcare workers.
Health officials emphasize that face coverings are not substitutes for physical distancing (keeping at least six feet away from others) and regular hand washing.
While face coverings are not mandatory in Orange County, the City of Newport Beach is strongly advising all residents to take this additional precaution to protect their community and limit the spread of COVID-19.