LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A local data firm has put together a crowdsourced map that shows how consistent certain ZIP codes are when it comes to wearing face masks.
The map from Infogears gathers self-reported data for ZIP codes across Southern California to give a 60-day snapshot of respondents’ symptoms, how often they left home, and their mask usage.READ MORE: Garcetti Proposes Nearly $1B To Battle LA's Homelessness Crisis
To see the full map, the site’s visitors are asked to fill out the survey, and it’s not clear if the map displays up-to-the minute information. The survey does not take social distancing into account, so it’s also not known if always wearing a mask means wearing it when leaving the house in all circumstances, or wearing them when expecting to come into close proximity of other people.READ MORE: 14 Rescued After Boat Sinks Off Newport Harbor
Of more than 220 Glendale respondents in the 91208 ZIP code, 65.06% reported always using masks, while 72.32% of them leaving home more than once the previous day. In the ZIP code where the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is located, 50% of the 40 respondents reported always wearing masks, even as 70% of them left their homes more than once.
In the famous Beverly Hills ZIP code 90210, almost 67% of the 25 respondents reported wearing masks always, and 88% of them leaving their homes more than once. In several ZIP codes surrounding downtown LA, 90% or more respondents reported they always wore masks.MORE NEWS: Garcetti Unveils 'Justice Budget' At State Of The City
Public health officials say wearing a face covering is the easiest and most convenient way to prevent the transmission of coronavirus, and wearing face masks when social distancing is not possible is a mandate in the state of California.