New Face Covering Requirements

Take Effect May 1st

May 1, 2020

Kimo Jensen


Starting Friday, May 1, San Diego County is requiring people to wear facial coverings when in public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coverings include a Mask, Bandanna, Scarf or even a T-shirt in public, and  when you're within six feet of other people who are not a part of your household.

Facial covering requirements include:

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 a rideshare vehicle;

Seeking healthcare;

Going into facilities allowed to stay open; 

And working an essential job that interacts with the public.

Now you're not required to wear facial coverings all the time.

Some instances include;

In your vehicle alone or with members of your household;

Due to the risk of suffocation, children under the age of 2 years old, are not required to wear facial coverings;

While surfing, swimming, cycling, walking, runing, or hiking. But do comply with social distancing while taking part in these activities, which means maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from other people. So you should have face covering ready to put on in populated places to avoid droplet spread. Except with members of the same household; 

And if your doctor recommends against wearing a face covering due to health conditions. But be prepared to provide documentation.