IN PICTURES: Masks are now required—and everyone seems to be doing it

Long Beach on Friday issued the newest in a series of health orders: Residents, as well as workers at essential businesses, are required to wear face coverings when in public.

The masks are not necessarily intended to protect you, said Kelly Colopy, director of Health & Human Services in Long Beach. “They are protecting others from you.”

Residents appear to be heeding that advice. All over the city, most people can be seen on the streets and in shops wearing some kind of face covering.

People walk along Second Street in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A girl in a mask pushes her scooter along Second Street. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Justin Kreutz hands out hand sanitizer to customers at Billings Pain & Hardware in Belmont Shore. Photo by Stephen Carr.

People walk and shop along Second Street. Photo by Stephen Carr.

People keep their social distancing while wearing masks up along Second Street. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A sign posted outside Sweet Jill’s Bakery in Belmont Shore. Masks are now required due to COVID-19. Photo by Stephen Carr.

People walk along Second Street. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A man walks along Second Street. Photo by Stephen Carr.

People walk along Second Street. Photo by Stephen Carr.

People along Second Street. Photo by Stephen Carr.

People pose for photos near the Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A woman bikes in Belmont Shore. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Thao Le, of Garden Grove, says a prayer in front of the Virgin Mary statue at the Long Beach Sagely Monastery, along Ocean Boulevard. Photo by Stephen Carr.

People wear masks, including the ‘The Lone Sailor,” along Bluff Park. Photo by Stephen Carr

Aman runs along the pathway in Bluff Park. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A man who collects cans talks with a friend near MacArthur Park. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Two men talk in-front of Arevalo’s Barber Shop along East Anaheim Street in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A couple walks past a temporary mural along Retro Row on Fourth Street. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

A lady skates along Retro Row on 4th Street as she wears a mask due to the coronavirus. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Diana Manzanaren waits at the doorway for a customer to pick up her take-out as she wears the now required mask at Lola’s Mexican Cuisine. A cloth mask is now required for employees and customers or face coverings while inside essential businesses. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Aubrey Fry wore coronavirus Minnie Mouse garb when she took a walk in Belmont Shore. Photo by Bill Alkofer

Father Gerry McNulty wore coronavirus protection while he prayed at the Virgin Mary shrine on Ocean Blvd at Redondo Avenue. Photo by Bill Alkofer

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Two girls stand in line as they wait to check out Chromebooks so students can continue their schoolwork from home for the duration of the closures at Jordan High School. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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A woman wears a mask as she shops at a farmers market in Downtown Long Beach. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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Two men, one with a mask walk down Broadway just past the Promenade. Some people are taking any precautions because of the COVID-19 COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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A man with a mask walks past city buses while at the Long Beach Transit Mall. Some people are taking any precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Signs are posted throughout a farmer’s market to remind people to stay a safe distance away from one another in Downtown Long Beach. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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Two women with masks exit a city bus at the Long Beach Transit Mall. Some people are taking extra precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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A woman wears a mask as she shops at a farmers market in Downtowntown Long Beach. Some people are taking any precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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Masked for his protection from COVID-19, a man walks along the pathway in Bluff Park. Photo by Stephen Carr.

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