LA County Public Health requires face masks outside

Whenever you are leaving your home to procure or provide essential services, either in public or in private settings, LA County is asking residents to please wear a clean cloth face covering at all times.

Face coverings are not a substitute for our most powerful tools to slow the spread of COVID-19: staying home and practicing physical distancing – staying six feet away from all people – at all times. However, face coverings can:

  • help prevent you from infecting others; and
  • help save medical masks for healthcare workers or other essential workers that take care of people who are sick – or may be in contact with people who may be sick

If you are already using cloth face coverings while out and about, thank you for taking this step to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you aren’t, help us save lives by doing so.

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

Read more about LA County’s Cloth Face Covering Guidance here.

Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:


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