Newsom Orders All Californians to Wear Masks

Los Angeles County reports highest daily COVID-19 Wednesday

By Sam Catanzaro

Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered all Californians to wear masks, reinforcing measures already implemented in Los Angeles.

“Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered – putting at risk the real progress we have made in fighting the disease. 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,” Newsom said.

While cites such as Los Angeles have already implemented mask requirements, Newsom’s order reinforces this order while mandating it for areas such as Orange County officials have only strongly suggested.

Under Newsom’s order masks must be worn virtually everywhere outside homes, including inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space, waiting for or riding on public transportation and engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-sites. Masks will also be mandated statewide outdoors where people cannot maintain a distance of six feet from each other.

“As Californians venture into our communities more, wearing face coverings is another important way we can help protect one another,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health.

Children two and under and individuals developmental disabilities that prevent the wearing of a mask, among others including those hard of hearing and inmates, are exempt. In addition, maks are not required when people are dining or exercising outdoors if they can keep a distance of six feet or greater from individuals who are not from their homes.

The announcement comes a day after Los Angeles County reported the highest daily COVID-19 case count on Wednesday with 2,129 new cases, although 600 were from a backlog. Countywide there have been 77,189 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,991 deaths. In Pacific Palisades among residents, there have been 63 cases of COVID-19 and three deaths.

in Health, News
Related Posts

Man Arrested on Malibu Beach for Possession of Meth and Knife

August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020

Sheriff’s deputies make arrest over weekend By Sam Catanzaro A man was arrested after Sheriff’s deputies say he was in...

Getty Villa Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020

Staff members at both Getty Center and Getty Villa test positive for the virus By Sam Catanzaro While both remain...

Seven Arrows Elementary Open For In-Person Classes? Palisades Today – August, 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Seven Arrows Elementary Open For In-Person Classes? * LA Rents Decreasing?...

COVID-19: Public Health ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ County Is on Right Path to Slowing Spread

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

County health officials cite closure of bars and other indoor venues as factor behind trends By Sam Catanzaro Health officials...

Handgun Brandished in Armed Robbery

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

Pacific Palisades Palisades Crime Update Submitted by Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore Among recent Pacific Palisades...

Edify TV: Mike Bonin Talks Police Funding, Homelessness, Resident Satisfaction and More

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin sits down (virtually) with Mirror Media Group Executive Producer Juliet Lemar to discuss decreased...

Edify TV: Historical Pali Building Getting New Look?

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

A historic building in Pacific Palisades may be getting a new look. Learn more about potential changes to this nearly...

Emmy’s Nominate Pacific Palisades Residents : Palisades Today – July, 30, 2020

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Emmy’s Nominate Pacific Palisades Residents * LA County Paying Covid-19 Patients...

Edify TV: A New Form of Trash in Santa Monica Bay

July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

Aside from the usual plastic bottles, shopping bags and straws, a new form of trash has been turning up on...

Pali COVID-19 Cases Approach 100 as Virus Continues to Rise Among Younger People

July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020

By Sam Catanzaro Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are approaching 100 in Pacific Palisades as the virus continues to spread among...

Andrew Powers Sentenced on Fraud Charges: Palisades Today – July, 27, 2020

July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Andrew Powers Sentenced on Fraud Charges* County Health Cracks Down on BusinessesAll...

Palisades Crime Update

July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020

Robbery Sunset/Pacific Coast Hwy, 7/21/20 at 9 PM. The suspect (male, NFD) smashed a window on victim’s vehicle while victim...

Cafe Vida Employee Tests Positive For Covid-19: Palisades Today – July, 23, 2020

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Cafe Vida Employee Tests Positive For Covid-19 * Salons Reopening Outdoors...

Ask Mike Bonin a Question

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

Interview with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin next week  By Sam Catanzaro Palisades News will interview Los Angeles City...