California Gov. Newsom Issues Mandatory Mask Order

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a mandate requiring people to wear masks in most public settings.

The California Department of Public Health released updated guidance Thursday that requires Californians to wear a face covering in most indoor settings, as well as outdoors when social distancing isn’t possible. Any workers who engage with the public will be required to wear a mask. So will riders of public transit and anyone visiting a health-related office.

The guidance includes exemptions for children younger than 2; people with a medical disability that precludes mask-wearing and hearing-impaired people. It also exempts people from wearing masks inside restaurants if they can socially distance by at least 6 feet, as well as those engaging in outdoor work or recreation as long as they can maintain distance. Inmates are also exempted from the order.

Two weeks ago, Orange County California rescinded a mask mandate. Now, that plan has been overruled by the state.

This new mandate comes as Disneyland prepares to reopen July 17th.

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