Santa Cruz County Face Coverings

“All individuals, businesses and government agencies in the County of Santa Cruz (“”County””) are required to follow the provisions of this Order. This Order applies to the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County as well as the cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. All members of the public, except as specifically exempted below, must wear a Face Covering in the
following situations:
a. When they are inside of, or in line to enter, or when conducting business through a car window or
walk-up counter with any Essential Business (as that term is defined in Section 12.f of the March
31, 2020 Shelter-In-Place Order), including, but not limited to, grocery stores, convenience stores,
supermarkets, laundromats, and restaurants;
b. When they are inside of or at any location or facility engaging in Minimum Basic Operations or
when they are inside of or at any location providing Essential Government Functions ( as defined
in Sections 12.g and 12.d, respectively, of the March 31, 2020 Shelter-In-Place);
c. When they are engaged in Essential Infrastructure work (as defined in Section 12.c of the March
31, 2020 Shelter-In-Place Order);
d. When they are obtaining services at Healthcare Operations (as defined in Section 13.b of the
March 31, 2020 Shelter-In-Place Order) including hospitals, clinics, COVID-19 testing locations,
dentists, pharmacies, blood banks and blood drives, other healthcare facilities, mental health
providers, or facilities providing veterinary care and similar health care services for animals,
unless specifically directed otherwise by an employee or worker at the Healthcare Operation; or
e. When they are waiting for or riding on public transportation, paratransit or are in a taxi, private car
service, or ride-sharing vehicle. ”

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