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Grover Beach City Leaders adopt face coverings ordinance for essential workers

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 15:21:40-04

The Grover Beach City Council adopted an urgency ordinance requiring face coverings for essential employees on Tuesday.

The ordinance is to help protect workers through the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It went into effect on June 2 at 5:00pm.

The ordinance requires local businesses to post signage with a recommendation from the CDC that customers wear face coverings, as well as requires employees to wear a face covering in circumstances where physical distancing of six (6) feet cannot be maintained. Customers, however, are not required to wear face coverings.

"I would encourage anyone who visits one of our many local businesses to wear some form of face covering," said Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee. "This urgency ordinance helps to reinforce this message through the use of visible signs at our local businesses and is another vital step toward keeping both our Grover Beach workforce and residents safe."

The City is partnering with the South County Chambers of Commerce to notify local businesses of the ordinance and provide signage in English and Spanish.

These signs are also available to download from the City's website so businesses can print additional copies.

The ordinance will last for 90 days with an initial review by the Grover Beach City Council on July 6.

A similar ordinance was put into place in Pismo Beach in April.