June 2, 2020
Face coverings now optional, but still encouraged
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Use of face coverings is now a matter of personal choice in San Bernardino County.

A new health order repeals one issued April 23rd that required face coverings as well as social distancing at essential businesses, and banned gatherings and short-term rentals. However, face coverings are still highly recommended as new cases of the COVID-19 virus and deaths attributed to it continue.

Under the county’s Readiness and Reopening Plan adopted by the county supervisors Thursday, many types of businesses were allowed to reopen Friday under certain conditions.

Although no longer regulated by a county health order, gatherings and short-term rentals are still prohibited and social distancing at essential businesses are still required under the state’s “stay-at-home” order.

The ‘supes’ meet Tuesday to formulate plans to seek the governor’s consent to open many other types of businesses.

“Repealing the local health orders and deferring to the less-restrictive state orders will allow the County to reopen businesses more quickly as the governor continues to relax standards,” Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman said.
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