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Face Coverings Now Required in California Public Spaces

Starting June 18, Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. Cloth face coverings or masks help reduce the spread of coronavirus especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing. Learn more about the guidance and limited exceptions here.

From the California Department of Public Health:

The California Department of Public Health today released updated PDF guidance that requires Californians to wear a face covering in high-risk settings. A growing body of scientific research has shown that people with no or few symptoms of COVID-19 can still spread the disease and that the use of face coverings, combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “They are critical to keeping those who are around you safe, keeping businesses open and restarting our economy.”

Watch Governor Newsom’s PSA here.