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California reinstates indoor mask mandate


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION-TV) Everyone in California, regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask indoors. Statewide mask mandate goes into effect in California starting Dec. 15 to Jan. 15, 2022.

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State’s Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, announced on Monday citing statistics that show a significant increase in COVID-19 cases across the state since the Thanksgiving holiday.

He said there will me more requirements for people who are vaccinated and are trying to attend mega-events like concerts and sporting events. People who are unvaccinated will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours or less before the event.

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