On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces when distancing is not possible.
The order begins starting June 18, 2020. Learn more about the guidance and limited exceptions here.
As of Thursday, the total cases in California is 161,099 with 5,290 deaths with 3,074,530 tests reported.
On Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee on first reported that the Newsom administration was considering a statewide face covering requirement.