Bandana used as a face covering
A bandana used as a face covering during the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency

Starting Wednesday, everyone who goes out in public in National City is required to wear a face covering.

The City Council unanimously passed an emergency order Tuesday night mandating the practice amid the COVID-19 pandemic, making National City the first city to do so in San Diego County.

The action was taken during a virtual meeting of the City Council.

The order means that all community members must wear face coverings “anytime they leave their home and are in public settings,” according to a statement from city officials.

Riverside County was the first political jurisdiction in California to make face coverings mandatory earlier this month.

Elsewhere in San Diego County face coverings are recommended for the general public but not required.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.