Santa Monica Modifies Face Covering Requirements and Makes Parking Enforcement Updates

May 19, 2021 11:48 AM

Today, Interim City Manager Lane Dilg signed the 36thsupplement to Santa Monica’s local emergency aligning Santa Monica’s guidance for face coverings with Los Angeles County and the State of California. Under this guidance, face coverings must continue to be worn indoors and around crowds, including for those who have been vaccinated. This allows time for the vaccination rate to increase leading up to the full reopening of the state’s economy on June 15, when face coverings will only be required in certain settings.

“This supplement further signals the return to normal we’ve worked so hard to reach. We are grateful to the 71 percent of Santa Monicans who have been vaccinated and all community members who have worked together to promote public health,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg. “Thank you for continuing to mask up as we look forward to a full reopening of our State economy on June 15.”

The City has defined crowded space as a space outside of one’s residence where a person cannot maintain at least 6 feet of distance from non-household members and it is unknown whether all persons present are fully vaccinated.  A crowded space includes, but is not limited to, live performances, parades, sporting events, and the Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Front Walk, and the Third Street Promenade on weekends, national holidays, and after 12 p.m. on Fridays.

The 36th supplement supersedes and replaces the First Revised 20th Supplement issued July 15, 2020. It also sunsets certain provisions from previous supplements regarding parking-related citations and enforcement, with the result that all of the following resume: 

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