As the highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread, wearing masks regardless of vaccination status indoors and in crowded settings, including at outdoor mega events, reduces the risk of being infected with and transmitting COVID-19. Emerging data affirms that fully vaccinated people are well protected from severe infections with Delta variants. Although fully vaccinated people are less likely to become infected than unvaccinated people are, they can become infected and transmit infection to others.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order has been modified to require universal masking at outdoor mega events regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Masks are required to be worn by everyone at all times except when actively eating or drinking at these events. Outdoor mega events are outdoor events with crowds greater than 10,000 attendees and include music or food festivals, car shows, large endurance events, marathons, parades, sporting events and concerts.
View additional information about face coverings on the Los Angeles Department of Public Health's website.
How to Manage Patrons and Visitors Who Refuse to Wear Face Coverings
As businesses open, and more individuals venture back into public places, it is very important that everyone continue to comply with physical distancing requirements and infection control practices such as the use of face coverings.
Unfortunately, some businesses or venues may be placed in the difficult position of managing customers or visitors who knowingly or unknowingly do not adhere to the rules. Los Angeles County has prepared a guidance document to provide businesses with tools for preparing for potential incidents with non-compliant individuals.
View the Guidance Document for Managing Non-Compliant Patrons and Visitors.