Gov Newsom Tells Californians to Wear Masks 'Between Bites' of Food
'Don't forget to keep your mask on in between bites'
Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s office told residents of California they should wear masks “in between bites” of food while eating in public spaces or with people from the same household.
The office of the governor tweeted:
“Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend? Don't forget to keep your mask on in between bites."
“Do your part to keep those around you healthy,” the tweet added.
Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend? Don't forget to keep your mask on in between bites.— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) October 3, 2020
Do your part to keep those around you healthy. #SlowtheSpreadhttps://t.co/snYe5v55Rw pic.twitter.com/Y4fcDO5Zke
The bizarre tweet also lectured residents when to wear a mask, like waiting for food or reading, but not eating.
Californians are required to wear face masks when in public places.
In Los Angeles and Santa Clara County, residents face large fines if they fail to wear face masks in public.
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California has allowed limited indoor dining to resume in a number of counties. San Francisco allowed indoor dining last week at 25% capacity, Fox News reported on Tuesday.
California has had more than 800,000 cases and more than 16,000 deaths due to the virus.
Newsom said this summer when announcing a statewide mask mandate:
“Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered — putting at risk the real progress we have made in fighting the disease."
“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.”
Earlier this year, Newsom said the coronavirus outbreak was an “opportunity” to push progressive policies in his state and across the United States.
“Absolutely, we see this as an opportunity reshape the way we do business and how we govern."
"I think it’s an opportunity anew for both parties to come together and meet this moment and really start to think more systemically, not situationally, not just about getting out of this moment.”