Adriana Alvarez

McDonald’s employee in Chicago, IL

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order that as of this Friday, all essential employees in the city are required to wear masks.

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order that as of this Friday, all essential employees in the city are required to wear masks.

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