California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday signed an order making wearing face coverings mandatory while in public or high-risk settings, citing health concerns due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Californians will be required to wear a mask while in line or inside public spaces, at the workplace, and when waiting for or while riding public transportation, the newly-issued state guidelines say.
“Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered – putting at risk the real progress we have made in fighting the disease,” Newsom said in a statement. “California’s strategy to restart the economy and get people back to work will only be successful if people act safely and follow health recommendations. That means wearing a face covering, washing your hands, and practicing physical distancing.”
NEW: Californians are now required to wear face coverings in public spaces - particularly indoors or when physical distancing is not possible. 😷— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) June 18, 2020
Read more on the state's new face covering mandate: https://t.co/snYe5v55Rw#YourActionsSaveLives pic.twitter.com/xD8dP3Aa3x
NEW: Californians are now REQUIRED to wear face coverings in public spaces.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 18, 2020
Together -- we can slow the spread.
Do your part. Wear a mask.
LEARN MORE: https://t.co/xtXFwVeWc2
No.— Buzz Patterson for Congress (CA-7) (@BuzzPatterson) June 18, 2020
Newsom issues mandatory California coronavirus mask order - Los Angeles Times https://t.co/7JXM9aH1ap
Gavin Newsom issues statewide mask order: Californians must wear face coverings in public https://t.co/hdOg8HMw3M— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) June 18, 2020
Protesters took streets en mass, looting, smashing biz, burning our towns by the thousands and now you, local guy who goes to store once a week forced to wear mask?— ERIN CRUZ FOR CONGRESS (CA-36) (@RealErinCruz) June 18, 2020
Newsom & @AGBecerra don’t send looters to jail or fine them, but they’ll gestapo you with no mask?
What a eejits
Who's going to enforce this? Social workers? https://t.co/V0egtNQMnm— Lisa Mei Crowley 🐸 (@LisaMei62) June 18, 2020
Wonder how Orange County's former health officer feels about this update from Newsom. It's been just over a week since she resigned following death threats over her face mask mandate https://t.co/mZC4GxxL5E— Colleen Shalby (@CShalby) June 18, 2020
Numbnuts Newsom can kiss my behind. No way am I going to cower to his rules. I haven't worn a mask once & I'm not starting now.— _Doggie Poo (@Kennels_Karl) June 18, 2020
Unlike that spineless jellyfish, I have an immune system.
It's not against the law, not to wear a mask. Period!
In case the idiots praising Governor Newsom are wondering why most Californians are telling him what he can do with his face mask "order". https://t.co/q4yr5lOWje— lisa_studiom80 (@lisa_studiom80) June 18, 2020
NEVER WEARING A MASK YOU ABSOLUTE JOKE!— Mother on the Verge (@mother_verge) June 18, 2020
Let’s RECALL THIS GIANT ASSHOLE, send a message to all these tyrant governors! What a LOUD, CLEAR message that we are DONE! We the people need to get organized and do this NOW. https://t.co/Iv3HVGXf0b
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