City of Carson Makes Wearing Masks Mandatory


The Carson city council was poised to consider a directive that went into effect Monday mandating residents and visitors wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth when going outside.

Violators will face a $1,000 fine. But most residents seem fine with it.

“By ordering it and mandating it and imposing a fine on those who do not, we’re hoping to lower the curve,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles.

The Carson Disaster Council ordered wearing face masks be mandatory. The  city council’s vote is being completed to add force to the ordinance.

“I’m 61 years old. I’m in that range. I can’t afford to get sick,” said resident Robert Casarez.

Carson has 99 cases of coronavirus, according to its mayor. That’s more than neighboring Torrance, which has twice the population. The mayor says he doesn’t know why, or the severity of those cases, because the co... (Read more)

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