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By Toni DeRosa
The Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune 

Newsom declares masks are required indoors


Last updated 12/18/2021 at 6:36am | View PDF

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared everyone in the state must wear a mask indoors whether working for a private or public company. The governor made the announcement Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Newsome stated that masks must be worn indoors in all public places from Dec. 15 to Jan. 15, 2022. This is regardless of vaccine status.

Before a large-venue event, such as concerts, shows and sporting events, attendees need to show proof of vaccination and a negative antigen test the day before the event.

A week ago Kern County was named the second-most infected county in the state.

Shafter’s number of newly infected on Dec. 6 was 4,758 cases and has increased on Dec. 14 to 4,786, an increase of 28 newly infected in one week’s time.

Wasco’s number of newly infected on Dec. 6 was 6,877 cases and increased on Dec. 14 to 6,914 for an increase of 37 newly infected in one week’s time.

In Kern County on Dec. 14, there were 160,000 cases and 1,878 deaths. On Dec. 14, the State of California stated there were 5.18 million cases and 75,637 deaths.


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