California extends indoor mask mandate through at least February 15

SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – California State Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly says the state’s indoor mask-wearing mandate is being extended through at least Feb. 15 due to the current increase in COVID infections.

They claimed the mandate would originally expire on Jan. 15th, but most critics correctly predicted it would be extended and warned the California government was lying.

Ghaly also said residents should consider wearing higher-grade masks, not simply scarves or loose-fitting cloth face-coverings.

He said many masks that people donned in the early days of the pandemic are “not as helpful today,” urging people to consider masks that are well-fitted on the face without gaps or ventilators.

Ghaly’s comments are being immediately criticized by people asking why extend the mandate if you admit the masks don’t work?

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