California Gov. Newsom orders residents to wear face coverings

CNBC is reporting:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order on Thursday requiring people to wear a face covering in most indoor settings and outside when maintaining a physical distance from others is not feasible. 

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

Newsom said the order was necessary because too many people have started to venture out in public with their faces uncovered. The order does not clarify how the state plans to enforce the requirement or whether someone could be fined for not complying. 

A handful of states, including New York and Michigan, already have statewide orders requiring face coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Newsom’s order will now require people to wear face coverings in most indoor public settings, including while they wait in line for public transportation services or to enter a business.

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