The Mayor of Los Angeles announced that citizens would be legally required to wear masks, even when outdoors, on Wednesday. As Yahoo News reports:

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday evening that all Angelenos, except for small children and those with certain disabilities, would be required to wear face coverings outside, significantly tightening restrictions that required masks in businesses and on public transportation.

The masks must be worn anywhere people come into contact with others, even at a distance, he said.

“Bring your mask with you whenever you leave your home,” Garcetti said. “That will help us get more freedoms.”

The announcement comes as public health officials continue to ease restrictions in Los Angeles County, allowing the limited reopening of thousands more retail shops and manufacturing companies while extending the county’s stay-at-home order indefinitely.

The announcement comes as LA continues to take smalll steps toward reopening its economy.

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