Vince Vaughn took a break from staying at home amid the coronavirus pandemic to grab a burger with his six-year-old son Vernon in Manhattan Beach on Friday.
All of Los Angeles County is under strict safety guidelines for going out in public and are urged to go outside for essential goods and services only during the lockdown.
The LAC public health website reads, ‘Our best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people, and practicing physical distancing, especially by staying at home.’
But as these exclusive Daily Mail.com photos show, not only does the Wedding Crashers star not wear a mask, but he routinely touches cash and then his face before casually leaning on and into the take out window of the popular South Bay burger joint and dive bar Ercole’s.
Actor Vince Vaughn stepped out Friday without any protective gear to stop the spread of coronavirus
Vince was seen with his six-year-old son Vernon in Manhattan Beach, California, on Friday
The Wedding Crashers actor was seen socializing with friends at a close distance, while none of them wore a mask
Restaurants are only able to serve food to go, and most have removed all outside seating, leaving Vince with the only option of sitting on a cement bench
‘The majority of the people who were out that day were wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. Vince ran into some friends who also weren’t wearing any protective covering either and they all stood very close while chatting,’ says an onlooker.
‘If the exact thing had happened a few months ago, it would be no big deal, but now with the entire country locked down and very aware of how this virus spreads, it seemed sort of socially irresponsible.’
The LAC health site also advises that face coverings are to be used when out in public in places. ‘Face coverings are an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from our mouth when we talk, sneeze and cough.’
Restaurants are only able to serve food to go, and most have removed all outside seating during this crisis.
‘He had to sit on a cement bench along the busy street to eat his meal. Even the beach was closed to the public. There’s literally nowhere to go right now and hang out like the good old days,’ a source told DailyMail.com.
While experts advise everyone to avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, Vince ate a burger with his unwashed hands
‘Vince ran into some friends who also weren’t wearing any protective covering either and they all stood very close while chatting,’ an onlooker said
He was seen touching his face after handling cash and touching the surfaces at South Bay burger joint
The actor had his outing the same day Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reported that COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the country
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti mandated that ‘If you are not covering your face by Friday [April 10], an essential business can refuse you service.’
On the same day these photos were taken, the Mayor tweeted, ‘COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in our county. The threat posed by this virus is very real. The sacrifices we’re making to help flatten the curve are working, but there’s still a long road ahead. Now is not the time to let up.’
California Governor Gavin Newsom echoed that message and correctly predicted the sunny weather would have residents of the state itching to get out, but warned on April 24, ‘CA can only keep flattening the curve if we stay home and practice social distancing. You have the power to save lives.’
Vaughn, 50, lives nearby in a six bedroom, seven bath, Craftsman style home he purchased in 2014 for $6.5 million
DailyMail.com has shown that the majority of celebrities who are seen out doing errands lately are wearing face masks and even gloves.
Vince Vaughn, 50, lives nearby in a six bedroom, seven bath, Craftsman style home he purchased in 2014 for $6.5 million.
He shares the 7,300 square foot house with his wife of ten years, realtor Kyla Weber, 40, and their two children, Vernon, and daughter Lochlyn, nine.