CORONAVIRUS MONTCLAIR NEWS POLITICS

Face Coverings in Public Still Mandatory in Montclair

The city of Montclair is reminding residents an executive order on making mandatory face coverings in public is still in effect. The order was issued in April after San Bernardino County made face coverings mandatory in their health orders. The Montclair order also requires all employees and customers at essential and non-essential businesses to wear face coverings. Employers also must provide employees with non-medical grade face coverings at the businesses expense.

Montclair Executive Order 04-18-20-1A requires businesses to display signs at their businesses that read: By Order of the City of Montclair, all persons entering this business are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. Failure to comply is a misdemeanor.

Montclair is the only city in San Bernardino to make their own ordinance. San Bernardino County lifted their health order on Friday afternoon to align with state guidelines. Face masks in the county are now optional but strongly recommended by officials. The city of Montclair posted several reasons for continuing to require face coverings on their website including references to medical data stating the coverings help to stop the spread of COVID-19.