Bay Area counties which were the first to shut down in March because of the coronavirus outbreak issued a new directive last week regarding face masks. Starting tomorrow, everyone will have to wear some kind of covering when visiting any essential business:
Health officials across the region introduced face-covering orders on Friday, but opted to delay enforcing them until Wednesday to allow people time to procure a mask or materials to make one.
Starting Wednesday, face coverings will be required for anyone visiting an essential business, like a bank, health clinic, grocery store or pharmacy, and waiting for or riding public transit — including Muni and BART — or when entering public places like government buildings…
The orders do not require masks to be worn at home, in cars — alone or with members of their household — or when exercising or taking fresh air outdoors.
The Bay Area is not the first to put mask orders in place. Several states have already done so, with some of the orders taking effect this Monday: