City officials enforcing the state’s COVID-19 public health order in Brookside Park closed a car meeting and motorcycle show on Sunday and warned 73 people running and walking on the Rose Bowl Loop without wearing masks, authorities said.
City officials have also disbanded four ongoing football games at Victory Park.
No citation was issued during the execution at the two local parks, which was carried out by two teams, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.
Regarding city and state requirements for maintaining social distancing and wearing masks in public, “It’s not recommended or a suggestion, it’s mandatory,” Derderian said.
The only way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and prevent further restrictions is for the public to comply with social distancing requirements, she said.
“If you don’t succeed, we don’t succeed,” said Derderian.
Officials approached 73 Rose Bowl loop walkers and runners who were not covering their faces, officials said. Most complied with requests to put on a mask, while four refused to comply and fled, Derderian said.
An auto meet and motorcycle show, which each brought together more than 50 people, have been closed at Brookside Park, she said.
Four competitive football games at Victory Park have been disbanded, Derderian said.
Code compliance officers have also visited many other parks in the city, where people have been advised to put on masks near other people not living in their homes, officials added.
City continues strict enforcement of COVID-19