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: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
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