Some Los Angeles residents should wear masks inside their own homes as COVID-19 cases climb at alarming rates, health officials said.
Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer on Monday urged anyone who lives with someone more vulnerable to the virus to mask up at home, news station KABC reported.
“Right now, because there is so much spread, we’re recommending that people wear their face coverings on while they’re inside the home. It will add a layer of protection while we get through this surge,” Ferrer said at a press conference.
Ferrer said that the added precautions is particularly recommended for essential workers or anyone leaving their homes to run necessary errands.
“We strongly recommend you keep your face covering on if you’re a worker who is leaving every day or in fact you’re somebody who has to run the essential errands in your family,” Ferrer said.
Ferrer said the precautions are recommended for essential workers or anyone