City of LA Partners with Shepard Fairy Offering Free Posters To Encourage People to Wear Masks


Mayor Garcetti announced the city of LA has partnered up with Studio Number One to develop a poster of a woman wearing a mask to get more people to wear masks in Los Angeles

Garcetti announced the partnership with renowned artist Shepard Fairey who has had his art displayed in famous museums around the world.

It's free to use. 

Download a free mask here:

Meanwhile, Gov. Newsom ordered that schools in counties that are on the state monitoring list not reopen their campuses for in-person instruction and start with distance learning in the new year on Friday.

In the past, Garcetti has said "we are on the border of going to red" COVID-19 threat level. In the past, Garcetti has said the level stands at "orange" in Los Angeles which means you can go out for essential errands but to stay safe at home. The next level is red.

"When the indicator is orange, we are at extremely high risk of infection and residents should take precautions and assume you and everyone around you is infectious. You should stay home as often as you can and only participate in essential activities. Hospitals are able to handle current and anticipated volume of patients, but the situation may change quickly," the website writes.

Both LAUSD and San Diego School District have already announced that their school year will start online and school campuses will remain closed. LAUSD starts Aug. 18. 

Earlier this week,  Newsom ordered the closure of fitness centers, houses of worship, hair and nail salons, barbershops in LA County, which is one of the counties on the state monitoring list.

LA County Public Health officials also announced the closure of those sectors to mimic Newsom's order: Gyms and Fitness Centers, Places of Worship, Indoor Protests, Offices for Non-

Critical Infrastructure Sectors, nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors, hair salons and barbershops, malls.

Last week, Newsom ordered the closure of indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, zoos, movie theaters for at least three weeks for certain counties, including LA County, amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the state. Newsom has already ordered the closure of bars in LA County and other counties. Meanwhile, LA County, Orange County and Riverside counties decided to close their bars.

The city of LA also ordered the closures of their gyms, hair and nail salons, barbershops and houses of worship.