PALM SPRINGS — Effective immediately, all businesses, including restaurants are required to post signage at entrances advising patrons of the face-covering and social-distancing requirements to abort  the spread of COVID-19 and continue to flatten the curve.

Palm Springs amended its order Friday, June 5 regarding face coverings. As amended, the order
requires all people to wear face coverings in the following settings:

  • Waiting in line to go inside a store
  • Shopping at a store
  • Picking up food, or in-person dining at a restaurant (except while seated at a
  • Picking up, or in-person shopping for, retail goods at a retail store
  • On public transportation (or waiting for it)
  • In a taxi or rideshare vehicle
  • Seeking healthcare
  • Going into facilities allowed to stay open
  • Working at a job that interacts with the public
  • Children over 2 years of age are encouraged to wear a face covering when around others closer than six feet. When they do, they must be supervised by an adult.

Face coverings are NOT required to be worn by people who are:

  • At home
  • In the car alone or with members of their family.
  • Seated at a table or bar at a restaurant
  • Children under the age of 2 years, due to the risk of suffocation
  • Outdoors, walking, hiking, bicycling or running. However, people must comply with
    social distancing during these activities, including maintaining at least 6 feet of
    distance from other people. People should also have a face covering readily
  • Residents with a health condition whose medical provider has advised against
    wearing a face covering and can provide documentation.

Businesses (whether for profit or not for profit) must:

  • Require their workers, contractors, owners, and volunteers to wear a face covering at the workplace and when performing work off-site;
  •  Post a sign at a conspicuous location at each entrance to the business advising of the requirement to wear face coverings and practice social distancing;
  • Take reasonable steps to keep people who are not wearing a face covering from entering the business; and
  • Refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering.

All people are required to social distance by maintaining a six-foot separation from all persons except for members of their same household and medical providers with the
appropriate personal protection equipment.

Image Sources

  • Face masks required: Shutterstock