As of June 18, 2020, California health officials issued a statewide order that requires residents to wear a face covering in situations where social distancing is not possible.
CDC recommends cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Some cities have it required to wear a mask when leaving the home or risk being fined. Businesses such as Costco and Nugget have started to turn away those who do not have a face covering.
CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting to others.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
*Cloth masks (homemade masks) will NOT prevent someone from becoming infected with Covid-19. They are approved by the CDC to be used as a last resort when all other PPE options have run out. Health providers experiencing shortages, who have homemade masks, can use them on lower-risk patients allowing N95s to be reserved for emergency cases. Although it can not guarantee full protection from the virus, wearing a mask or covering is better than not wearing one at all.