SAN DIEGO — San Diego County is officially requiring people to have face-coverings when they head out in public starting Friday, but it won’t be much different from what many people are already doing.
Officials ask that you always have a covering with you when you leave the house, and that you make sure it can comfortably cover both your nose and mouth.
You need to wear it at any time you might come within 6 feet of another person. So, for example, if you’re walking the dog or on a jog, bring a cloth mask, bandana or a scarf with you. It’s OK to keep it around your neck when you are completely alone, but when you see someone approaching, pull it up until you’ve passed.
If you’re inside an essential business, wear the mask or another covering the entire time. You should also don your face-covering on any form of public transportation.
People who violate the face-covering rules could be fined up to $1,000 or even face jail time, but authorities say they are emphasizing an “education-first” approach, and they’ll be able to give warnings.
Watch Heather Lake answer some of your other questions in the video above, and learn more about the requirements here.