Guidance on Face Coverings

Posted on 04/09/2020

Contact Person:  Gloria Molleda, City Manager
Phone Number:  (626) 328-3026

COVID-19 Update – Guidance on Face Coverings

 Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is encouraging the use of face coverings, such as a cloth face covering, while being out in public as a preventative to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Wearing a face covering is an added measure to staying home and practicing social distancing (staying six feet away from people at all times), washing your hands frequently, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Please note that wearing a cloth face covering is not a substitute for safe distancing guidelines. 

A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or wrapped around the lower face. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels.  Cloth face coverings can help save medical masks that are intended for use by healthcare workers, first responders, and others whose work requires close contact with people who are ill.

For tips on how to make your cloth face covering, please click here, or you may watch a video by Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, for DIY instructions.

For additional information on the County’s Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings, please click here.