From, Fri, June 19th:

Governor Gavin Newsom and state health officials issued a statewide mandate yesterday that requires all Californians to wear face coverings in high-risk settings, including common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible.

Per the order, Californians must wear face coverings when they are in the situations listed below:

–Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space

–Obtaining services from the health care sector in settings including, but not limited to, a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physician or dental office, veterinary clinic, or blood bank

–Waiting for or riding on public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle

–Engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when: interacting in-person with any member of the public, working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time, working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others, working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities

–In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance

–Driving or operating any public transportation or paratransit vehicle, taxi, or private car service or ride-sharing vehicle when passengers are present

–While outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible

Gov. Newsom’s order comes a week after the Orange County Board of Supervisors rescinded its requirement for residents to wear masks. The decision to not require masks followed the sudden resignation of OC Chief Health Officer Dr. Nicole Quick, who received threats following her previous mask requirement order.

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