Wearing a mask is required statewide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask or cloth face covering over your nose and mouth when outside your home can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the release of virus into the air. Wearing a mask shows that you care about the health of others and want to stay safe and save lives.
A mask is only effective if it covers both your nose and mouth. Read the official mask guidance from the California Department of Public Health. (Lee las reglas de la máscara en español.)
Yes, the August 31st, 2020 San Joaquin County Emergency Health Order requires that any individual outside of their home or place of residence for any of the allowed purposes must wear a face-covering when indoors (except inside individual’s own home or residence) or when social distance cannot be maintained.
See a complete list of who should not wear a mask.
You should wear a mask or face covering when you are around someone you do not live with, including:
There are times when it is okay to take your mask off when you are away from home, such as:
You should wash or replace the mask as soon as you can after these activities to reduce the risk of infection.
Wear a mask correctly and consistently for the best protection.
The CDC has more information about how to wear masks.
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