The United States is quickly approaching a million cases of COVID-19, with 856,057 infected as of today. Sadly, 47,269 Americans have died as a result of complications related to the coronavirus.
Most people are aware that the majority of cases (269,756) and deaths (19,551) are in the State of New York. If the Empire State were a country, then it would have the fifth-highest death toll in the world behind the U.S., Spain, Italy, and France. Pretty stark when you look at New York in that respect.
Fortunately, California was quick to take measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. As a result, we are faring exponentially better than New York. The current number of cases in the Golden State are 37,788, and 1,440 have died. Nevertheless, there is a threat of an exponential rise in new cases, and more deaths are a reality.
Over the past few weeks, we have shared how the pandemic has impacted the courts in California. Now, there are new orders that impact Southern Californians.
Face Mask Orders in Southern California
COVID-19 can be contracted and transmitted in several ways; the mouth and nose being the primary port of entry and escape for the virus. With that in mind, the use of personal protection equipment (PPE) like face masks is strongly recommended.
The use of face masks when outside the home is not a statewide order. However, some city and county officials have decided to make the use of face masks mandatory owing to a rising death toll across the Southland.
Last Wednesday, Los Angeles County had the most deaths in a single day, according to SFGate. The previous record only lasted one day. Riverside County isn’t faring much better either, which led officials to make the use of face masks in public mandatory. Those who ignore the order could face a fine of $1,000 per violation per day.
Orange County issued a recommendation “strongly encouraging” employees at open businesses to wear face coverings while at work. A new City of Los Angeles order requires both shoppers and workers to wear a face covering. Beverly Hills requires people to wear face coverings when they leave their homes, even when taking walks.
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