County to Begin Enforcing Stay at Home Orders. Encourages Facial Covering
County Public Health Officials announced that Law Enforcement will begin enforcing the state and county Stay at Home orders effective April 3 at midnight. There are no changes to the restrictions or what the public should or should not be doing.
The County goal is to slow the spread of new cases. Residents can still go out for essential activities (banks, restaurant take-out, grocery stores, convenience stores, gas, etc). No gathering in groups and keeping social distancing.
The County is strongly encouraging residents to cover their faces when leaving home for essential activities by using bandanas, t-shirts or other improvised cloth covering. More information about how to do this is available from the California Department of Public Health. Health officials emphasized that covering your face is not a substitute for all the other precautions. Instead, it can provide added protection, as long as you wash your hands before and after you touch your face. Healthy care officials do not recommend the use of the N-95 or surgical masks by the general public. These are reserved only for healthcare professionals and first responders.
The county’s health order amendment includes the following: effective, Saturday, April 4, face coverings are required for all employees of grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores, pharmacies, gas stations and other businesses selling food.
Check the County of San Diego website here for more information:
The County has some links to DYI videos on how to make face coverings: https://first5sandiego.org/diy-face-coverings/