A Message from SMC Regarding COVID-19 Face Coverings

South San Francisco, CA   April 24, 2020 by Angelique Presidente, ESC Admin

Last Friday we posted on our social media platforms, about the new face covering requirements for San Mateo County. Effective 4/22/2020 if you are caught without a face mask it is punishable with a hefty fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 90 days.

These guidelines seem to be the norm for most of the counties in the Bay Area at this time, so even if you are somewhere and do not see people following this order, you can be caught and subjected to the disciplinary actions mentioned.

Read more about the requirements and details to help you and your family stay safe below.

Also there are many ways to make a face covering out of items you may have already laying around your house. Here are some suggestions using a T-shirt or a bandana:

Face Covering Order


More from San Mateo County:

On April 17, the San Mateo County Health Officer in conjunction with other Bay Area counties issued an order requiring individuals to wear a face covering when they need to leave their home to work or obtain essential goods and services.

The Order is effective as of 11:59 p.m. April 17, 2020 and enforceable as of 8 a.m. April 22, 2020.

Violations of the health order are punishable as a misdemeanor under California Health and Safety Code section 120195 . Violations can carry a fine up to $1,000, imprisonment up to 90 days, or both.

A face covering is not a substitute for guidance about social distancing and handwashing.

For more questions and answers CLICK HERE

Below is the official Order:

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