LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Anyone attending outdoor ‘mega-events’ of more than 10,000 people – such as outdoor concerts and baseball, football and soccer games – will need to wear a cover-up. face in Los Angeles County under a new COVID-19 health order taking effect later this week.
The new order, which goes into effect Thursday at 11:59 p.m., will require a mask to be worn in such outdoor environments, except when people are “actively eating or drinking.” The order will apply to everyone, regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status.
Outdoor events had previously been exempt from the county’s mask-wearing mandate, which requires face coverings in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in public transport, in transit centers such as airports and train stations, inside schools, in health facilities, homeless shelters and correctional facilities.
The updated health ordinance, which was quietly posted on the county’s Department of Public Health website Monday, applies to all events of more than 10,000 people. The order cites as examples music or food festivals, auto shows, endurance events, marathons, parades, sporting events and concerts.
The tenure will affect those attending games at Dodger Stadium, as well as Rams / Chargers games at SoFi Stadium, LAFC games at Banc of California Stadium, and LA Galaxy Games at Dignity Health Sports Park. Spectators at the Hollywood Bowl will also be affected.