• April 17, 2020 10:45 AM

Are business owners required to prevent anyone without the proper face mask or face covering to go in to their place of business?

Are business owners required to prevent anyone without the proper face mask or face covering to go in to their place of business?

Are business owners required to prevent anyone without the proper face mask or face covering to go in to their place of business? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

A governmental entity, business owner, or operator may, to the extent authorized by law, refuse admission or service to any customer or visitor who fails to wear facial coverings. A violation of the Health Officer’s order is enforceable by law enforcement. You may report a suspected violation of the Health Officer’s order to your local law enforcement agency.

A business owner or operator should consult with an attorney about what are their rights to refuse admission or service. The health order does not expand existing law regarding refusing admission or service.

The County is not able to give legal advice to businesses on what are their rights to refuse admission or service.

In addition to the hotline, the CDC and governor’s website have a website dedicated to answering questions for businesses and employers about the coronavirus, which citizens may find helpful.

https://covid19.ca.gov/business-and-employers/#top

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html