The Newsom administration did not address how the new coronavirus requirement will be enforced, or if Californians who violate the order will be subject to citations or other penalties.
Newsom’s order comes a week after Orange County rescinded a requirement for residents to wear masks and as other counties across California are debating whether to join other local jurisdictions in mandating face coverings. The Newsom administration did not address how the new requirement will be enforced or if Californians who violate the order will be subject to citations or other penalties.
“Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered — putting at risk the real progress we have made in fighting the disease,” Newsom said in a statement. “California’s strategy to restart the economy and get people back to work will only be successful if people act safely and follow health recommendations. That means wearing a face covering, washing your hands and practicing physical distancing.”
Breaking: Californians must wear face masks in public under coronavirus order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom https://t.co/J4lovzuiX1
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 18, 2020
BREAKING: Gov. Newsom orders all Californians to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping https://t.co/FcpNldyFhH
— KTLA (@KTLA) June 18, 2020