To curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the City of Lynwood has issued an additional emergency order to:
- Require all persons within the City of Lynwood to wear a face covering when outside their home,
- Require employees of essential businesses to wear face coverings,
- Require employers of essential businesses to allow their employees to wash their hands every 30 minutes, provide the necessary cleaning products and a sanitary location to perform the cleansing,
- Require business owners to enforce social distancing of six feet between all persons in the business including employees and the public,
- Require customers and visitors to essential businesses to wear face coverings,
- Require businesses to refuse entry to customers who refuse to wear face coverings.
Additionally, the City of Lynwood encourages essential businesses to place plexiglass to separate employees and customers.
The Emergency Order will go into effect at 12:01am on April 13, 2020 until the end of the local emergency period
In accordance with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order, price gouging of necessary materials such as face coverings is illegal and can be reported to the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.
Failure to comply with the Emergency Order can result in misdemeanor subject to fines and imprisonment.
We are living in an unprecedented moment in time and we want to do all we can to make sure our community is safe.