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Tarnishing the Jewel: No covering up that many masks are becoming litter

Discarded face masks are beginning to litter La Jolla.
(Kristin Barret)

Resident Kristin Barret told the Light that as the coronavirus pandemic continues and more people are wearing face coverings in public, “I have noticed while out on the streets of La Jolla numerous face masks in the gutters, on the sidewalks and in the landscaping.”

She wants to “kindly remind the residents, tradespeople and visitors of La Jolla that masks are better served as personal protection and not littering the community.”

La Jolla resident Kristin Barret says she's noticed a lot of abandoned face masks in gutters and on sidewalks.
(Kristin Barret)
Resident Kristin Barret wants to "kindly remind the residents, tradespeople and visitors of La Jolla that masks are better served as personal protection and not littering the community."
(Kristin Barret)

If you see something around La Jolla that you think needs some work, send photos for our Tarnishing the Jewel feature to robert.vardon@lajollalight.com. Or if you find something worthy of kudos, send photos of that for our sister feature, Polishing the Jewel.