LA businesses allowed to turn away maskless customers

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

Business owners in L.A. are now allowed to refuse service to people who do not to wear a mask while on the premises. The ordinance will end once L.A.’s entire “Safer at Home” order is lifted. — NBC Los Angeles

Yesterday, L.A. County reported an increase in cases: 1,224 new cases and 23 deaths. The holidays and colder weather may motivate people to gather indoors and, consequently, increase the virus’ spread, public health officials warn. — Spectrum News

California has seen a 13.5% increase in hospitalizations and a 19.5% increase in ICU admissions over the past two weeks. As a result, counties have been slow to advance to less restrictive reopening tiers. — KCRA

More than 130 TSA workers across multiple California airports have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. — L.A. Times

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Angelenos cast their socially distanced votes while wearing face masks at Staples Center on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Jintak Han.

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