2010 California Code
Health and Safety Code
Article 3. Common Towels

SECTION 118425-118440

118425.  No person conducting, operating, or having charge or
control of, any hotel, restaurant, factory, store, barber shop,
office building, school, public hall, railroad train, railway
station, boat, or any other public place, room, or conveyance, shall
maintain or keep in or about any such place any towel for common use.

118430.  For the purpose of this article the term "common use" when
applied to a towel means its use by, or for, more than one person
without its being laundered between consecutive uses of the towel by
methods prescribed by or acceptable to the department.

118435.  The department and all health officers of counties, cities,
and health districts shall enforce this article.

118440.  Violation of any provision of this article is a misdemeanor
punishable by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars ($50) for each

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