Just like that … California reimposes universal indoor mask mandate regardless of vax status

With coronavirus case numbers rising in California, it’s back to mask mandates in the Golden State.

A statewide indoor mask mandate will go back into effect on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom reimposes the restriction on residents which will reportedly run through at least January 15.

According to The New York Times:

The state will also require unvaccinated people attending so-called mega-events to show proof of a negative coronavirus test result from within a day, if it’s an antigen test, and within two days for a P.C.R. test, and formally recommended that travelers returning to California get tested within a few days of their arrival.


“We know people are tired and hungry for normalcy,” the state’s secretary of health and human services, Dr. Mark Ghaly, told reporters, claiming that reigning in any increase of coronavirus cases will help in the battle against the pandemic.

He also noted the case increase, in particular areas of the state, by 47 percent since Thanksgiving.

“I think that we have tools to keep California reasonably safe and protected,” he said.

California’s Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein fully agreed with the move.

“Vaccinations, boosters and masks can protect us this holiday season, but we must stay alert if we’re going to avoid another spike,” she tweeted.

Social media users were quick to react, noting how Californians seem to be perpetually living in fear.

Frieda Powers


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