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California Public Health tightens public mask order

Restrictions are tightening up across California as new coronavirus cases spike.

Posted: Nov 19, 2020 10:21 AM
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 11:38 AM

CALIFORNIA – Restrictions are tightening up across California as new coronavirus cases spike. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was strengthening a mask requirement outside of homes with limited exceptions, and he was considering a curfew on business hours.

The revised mask guidance which was issued Monday says that residents “must wear face coverings when they are outside the home,” unless they are more than six feet away from other people.

People who are outdoors, but not close to anyone else do not have to wear a mask, though they must have one with them to put on in case they come within six feet of others.

RELATED: 4 North State counties placed into state's most restrictive Covid-19 tier

The new rules apply to anyone 2-years-old or older, except those exempt due to certain medical conditions and those who are hearing impaired or communicating with a hearing-impaired person, according to the state.

The new rules broaden previous guidance on when people should wear masks.

So far, there is no word on how local law enforcement plans on enforcing the mask mandate. To read the 
Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings, click here.

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