Californians Now Required To Wear Face Masks Outside Their Homes

CALIFORNIA — As coronavirus cases in California skyrocketed in November, public health officials “sounded the alarm” Monday, revising several safety guidelines. Californians, according to an expanded mandate, must now wear face coverings at all times when outside their homes.

The new mandate replaced a less restrictive order, published in June, that only required a face covering when in high-risk situations such as shopping, seeking medical care or using public transportation.

While there are a few exceptions, anyone stepping outside their door must have a mask on hand and be ready to wear it, unless they are alone in a car, six feet away from others not in their household, or are actively eating or drinking, while maintaining a distance.

But children under two years old or those with a particular medical condition or other health-related disability or condition remain exempt from the mandate.

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Californians must mask up outside their homes under new expanded mandate

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Passenger Karen Alvarez comforts her 3-year-old daughter Mercedez Gomez as they wait in line at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX before their flight to Nicaragua on Monday November 16, 2020 as weekly coronavirus cases have doubled in just the last month around the state, and Los Angeles County had the grim distinction of recording more than 6,800 cases this weekend alone, an alarming spike that has officials talking about more restrictions. California officials are urging those who do head out of state to self-quarantine for 14 days when they return. LAX Los Angeles Airport on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
Karen Alvarez and her 3-year-old daughter, Mercedez Gomez, wait in line at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX before their flight to Nicaragua on Monday. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Faced with a startling spike in coronavirus cases, California health officials issued a new mandate this week requiring residents to wear face coverings whenever they’re outside their homes, with few exceptions.

The expanded order announced Monday means Californians must mask up unless they are alone in a car or only with those in their household; working alone in an office or room; outdoors and staying at least six feet away from others not in their household; are obtaining a service involving their nose or face; or are actively eating or drinking, so long as they maintain physical distance.

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