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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.

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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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3566914

Reported Deaths: 52158
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119192321435
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2866072874
Orange2612203917
San Diego2600913284
Santa Clara1106211777
Kern102627827
Fresno953931443
Sacramento932811472
Alameda806681242
Ventura77623844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62248681
Stanislaus56132946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38998515
San Francisco34260412
Santa Barbara31805411
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28141298
Imperial26903591
Kings21955218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15467209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12834185
Shasta10985174
Butte10962160
El Dorado9095100
Napa903869
Sutter884597
San Benito576759
Yuba573337
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada396074
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador346341
Humboldt318033
Lake315641
Glenn222523
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
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