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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 64  |  August 11, 2020

City distributes over 2,400 free face coverings in first weekend of new “Mask Advisor” program

On Friday, July 24, the City of Laguna Beach began posting “Mask Advisors” on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the City to ensure face covering compliance and to offer free masks to those who aren’t wearing them.

During the first weekend of the program, Mask Advisors distributed over 2,400 free face coverings to people who needed them around the City.

Since June 26, the City of Laguna Beach has also distributed approximately 5,000 free face coverings to patrons walking through The Promenade on Forest.

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Mask Advisors distributed over 2,400 free face coverings last weekend 

A robust educational outreach campaign urging the use of face coverings on electronic message boards posted at the entrances to the City, street signage, through the City’s weekly Community Newsletter, and on City social media platforms has been ongoing since April.

The State of California mandates that all members of the public wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when physical distancing of six feet cannot be maintained to others who are not members of their household in both public and private areas.

According to Civilian Services Administrator Jim Beres, the City Council approved deploying the face mask ambassadors for another weekend. The Mack Ambassadors will be working this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 to 7 p.m. They will be working in teams of two at various locations in town, but primarily Main Beach, Heisler Park, Coast Highway between Broadway and Cress, and the entrance to Thousand Steps Beach. 

“You’ll see them walking around wearing yellow safety vests while passing out free face masks to people not wearing masks,” Beres stated.


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