Orange County California’s interim health officer has lifted face covering requirements in the area.
Dr. Clayton Chau, the interim health officer and recently appointed Health Care Agency director, announced Thursday that while facial coverings are no longer required to be worn by the public, their use is still strongly recommended to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus as more sectors of the economy begin to resume operations.
You can view the full press release here.
He added that the decision was not prompted by pushback from the public, but rather in an effort to be consistent with state language on masks.
“I want to be clear. This does not diminish the importance of face coverings. I stand with the public health experts and believe wearing cloth face coverings help to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and save lives,” Chau said.
Disneyland has not announced whether they will enforce face covering mandates, Walt Disney World will.
Disneyland is still waiting for government approval to reopen the parks July 17th.