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San Francisco: When And Where You Must Wear A Face Mask

By Deyanira on May 29, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 20: Pedestrians walk by graffiti encouraging the wearing of masks on April 20, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area have announced that people must wear masks when in public or at the workplace in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As San Francisco moves deeper into Phase 2, the city is enforcing the use of face masks outdoors.

Beginning this Saturday, May 3oth these will be the places where you MUST where a mask:

  • Outside when exercising and are within 30 feet of another person
  • Outside when walking by someone on the sidewalk
  • When preparing food for sale
  • When indoors at a grocery store and doctor’s office or pharmacy
  • When you use public transportation

You will not be required to use a face mask when:

  • You are in a private office with no one else around
  • Driving in a car alone or with family
  • When you are outside and no one is within 30 feet of you

Exceptions will be made for children 12 and under, as well as for people with documented medical exceptions.