California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues public mask order

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If the Chargers or Rams or 49ers play a game in front of any fans, those fans will apparently be wearing masks.

California Governor Gavin Newsom just issued an executive order that required the use of face coverings “in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible.”

“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.”

There are some exceptions to the order — including for children under 2 years old, and those with legitimate medical cause — but it would seem to cover stadiums when it requires them to be worn “in any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance.”

Besides any legal requirement, it ought to be common practice among any population that wants to stop the spread of COVID-19 based simply on human decency.

The Packers have already sent masks to their season-ticket holders, with no promises about when or whether they might be able to be worn to a game. With two months before preseason games are set to begin, the NFL has time to come up with a plan to keep the customers safe.

And people have a chance to display consideration for each other by doing a very simple thing which could save lives.

15 responses to “California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues public mask order

  1. I know some people hate masks, but giving up a 28-3 lead is not a political statement.

    The sooner we comply with basic measures, the faster and less desperately we can pull ourselves out of the hole.

  2. You don’t need a doctor to recognize that everyone wearing a mask reduces the odds of infection.

  3. Wearing a mask is primarily to protect your fellow Americans.

    Funny how the fake patriots say they love the country and will do anything to protect it, but ask them to wear a mask for a few minutes here and there to protect Americans and its all “waaaaaaaa I don’t wanna wear a mask”

  4. They have every other regulation under the sun in effect but weren’t already requiring masks?

  5. The governors of Pennsylvania, Michigan and California are in a tight race to see who can clamp down the hardest on Covid 19. Is it more about their own political careers?

  6. Well, it’ll be QUITE some time before the 6-10 max people in a group becomes 65,000.

    If they are putting fans in the stands, then masks will be a joke. It’s hard for drinkers to down bear after bear if their mouth hole is covered. They’ll need to move it out of the way of their lips so often, they really might as well not be wearing one at all

    Not quite so much but similar would be people eating food. You gotta move the mask for EVERY bite.

    There will be thousands of masks hanging around necks, even more so when it’s hot.

  7. 1st – The majority of the population has poor mask etiquette (Including pics of Gavin not covering his nose)

    2nd – Gavin played himself out of a future presidential run

    3rd – I’m waiting for the mask tax that I’ll sure is working its way through the CA legislator

    4th – I don’t think there’s a business is San Diego that let’s you through the door without a mask on SO seems like over-legislation

  8. FYI: most masks don’t do much to stop the spread of COVID-19, there are only about 8 masks that are really effective against the coronavirus so all this ass for a governor is doing is making the mask manufacturers rich!

    If the masks packaging says: “not intended for medical use” or “does not stop the spread of infectious diseases” then you’re just throwing your money away!

  9. The Covid daily death rate is several times greater than automobile fatalities.
    So you’ll wear a seat belt to protect yourself, but you won’t wear a mask to protect others?

  10. The odds of spreading the corona virus go down significantly if everyone did social distancing and wore a mask, or some kind of other face covering. And the less people that have the virus, the less likely the virus is to spread. I know, wearing a mask or some other face covering is a pain, been there done that. But why not at least try, at least during those times you come in close contact outside of your family.

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