Starting this weekend, San Franciscans must wear face coverings when they leave their household and are likely to encounter others, according to the city’s latest order. Under the new “30-foot-rule,” people must don a mask if they are less than 30 feet away from folks outside their living unit, for example while on a walk, bike ride, or passing someone on the sidewalk. You don’t need to wear a mask if you are stationary and at least six feet apart from those outside your household, as long as you have a mask on hand. This subtle distinction has caused some confusion, but officials say that the intention is for people who are moving to have the time and space needed to pull on a face covering before encountering others. Individuals under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask, and face masks for children under the age of two are prohibited. Food service providers and people in the workplace are required to wear a face covering, with certain exceptions. But what does 30 feet look like on a city street, and how can you judge the distance accurately? The graphic above shows that 30 feet is equivalent… Read full this story
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