As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rapidly increase throughout the state, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide mandate for face coverings for all individuals while in public, effective June 18, 2020.
The mandate has been issued to limit the spread of COVID-19 associated with the increasing number of residents leaving their homes for work and other needs while out in the community. Adoption of a statewide requirement is a significant step toward helping control the spread of COVID-19. The “Face coverings required in public spaces” statewide requirement may be viewed in full at the following link: https://covid19.ca.gov/
Per the state requirement, face coverings will now be required to be worn for the following:
- Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space
- When obtaining healthcare services
- Waiting for or riding on public transportation or while in any private or ride-sharing vehicle including operators of the transportation
- When at the workplace or performing work off-site
- While outdoors in public spaces when physical distancing is not feasible
In alignment with the #StaySafeStayOpen campaign, EVERYONE SHOULD:
- Wear a cloth face covering while out in public.
- Practice social distancing, making sure to maintain at least 6 feet between you and others.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water.