LA business groups ask health officials provide clarity, advance notice about mask mandate – Daily News

Five business groups reached out to Los Angeles County health officials, expressing their concerns over the rollout of the recent mask mandate which requires all county residents, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in all indoor public places.

In a letter to the Department of Public Health, the groups said the mandate was announced “mere days before it was to take effect, with no opportunity for input or warning for the business community.”

The group said the announcement left hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles businesses scrambling to prepare, plan or develop strategies for the implementation of the policy while rushing to buy signs and change protocols for customers and employees.

“For many businesses in the county, the new mandate is sparking confusion – and potentially violent pushback – from customers,” the letter said, signed by five groups, including the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, Central City…

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