While COVID-19 infections and deaths are reaching new highs in Los Angeles County and throughout California, there are still some people who aren’t wearing the face coverings that have been proven to reduce the likelihood of transmitting and inhaling the virus.
In West Hollywood, the Sheriff’s Station has begun issuing citations to those ignoring the requirement to wear a mask. The citations come with a fine of $250 and a $50 administration fee.
Lt. William Moulder said that Sheriff’s Station teams yesterday conducted a face cover/mask operation that resulted in eight people being cited in Plummer Park and four in other areas of West Hollywood. Deputies provided each person cited with a mask. Previously the Sheriff’s Station had focused on simply warning people of the mask requirement and had handed out more than 100 masks to people who weren’t wearing them.
While some West Hollywood residents have expressed alarm at seeing people not wearing masks, it’s clear that WeHo, and probably all of L.A. County, is safer than Orange County, where the board of supervisors rescinded an earlier decision to require that masks be worn in public.
J.T. Parr and Chad Kroeger, the comedic twenty-something bros who have shown up twice to speak out on issues before the West Hollywood City Council, recently went to Huntington Beach where they attempted to hand out masks to people on the sidewalk.
As can be seen in the video above, they were greeted with laughter and profanity, with a number of Huntington Beachers claiming COVID-19 was a lie. “It’s not a mask, it’s a muzzle,” yelled one.
Which raises the question, should Los Angeles County bar Orange Countians from driving across our border? And should L.A. County residents not visit Orange County until this pandemic is over? Hmmm.
Kroeger and Parr’s commitment to activism, with a sense of humor, is what they spend their time on. Their Chad Goes Deep website and “Going Deep: Giving Advice to Bros and Everybody Else” podcast tells the story.