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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:

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.
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