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Orange County Issues Face Covering Mandate for Essential Employees
Employees of essential businesses in Orange County will be required to wear face coverings beginning Friday, April 24. The County Board of Supervisors approved the directive on Tuesday.
As of 12 a.m. Friday, all employees of any grocery store, pharmacy/drug store, convenience store, gas station, restaurant, food preparation establishment, or retail store in Orange County who may have contact with the public must wear a cloth face covering while at work.
County officials said the directive aligns with state guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 by those who are asymptomatic. The order is enforceable.
While customers are not required to wear face coverings, the state and County have strongly encouraged residents to wear face coverings while conducting essential activities in public.
Face coverings can be any cloth material that covers the nose and mouth. Residents should not purchase medical-grade masks, such as N95 and surgical masks, that are needed by healthcare workers.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected globally. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The City of Newport Beach is working with federal, state, and local partners including the CDC, the OC Health Care Agency (OCHCA), and health care providers to prepare and appropriately care for people who may be at risk for illness associated with COVID-19 or who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will share more as we are updated from our colleagues at the local, state and/or federal level.
- The Governor of California enacted an Executive Order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except for essential needs
- It is imperative for everyone to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet away from others when performing essential need activities outside of your homes.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get sick with influenza, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to limit spreading the infection.
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