News that California will finally emerge from nearly all pandemic restrictions on June 15 included one glaring exception: The face coverings that have hidden our grins and grimaces for the better part of a year are not going away. Given a chance to provide a glimmer of hope for ending California’s mask mandate, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s health secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, firmly decided not to go there, saying there was no end date goal just yet. “It’s the most powerful and important non-pharmaceutical intervention we can do to mitigate the spread of this disease,” Newsom said during his briefing on Tuesday. “We are committed to extinguishing this disease, and we don’t have any short-term goals as it relates to lifting the mask mandate.” – states the SF Chronicle
Twenty-seven state governments currently require people to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19. The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico also have mask orders in place. State mandates vary in details (for example, exemptions for children range in cutoff age from 2 to 12), but broadly speaking, they require masks in indoor public spaces such as restaurants and stores, on public transit and ride-hailing services, and outdoors when unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
With this being the new norm, why not keep yourself safe in style! Trendy eye catching skate brand face coverings are a must have these days. Especially with media giants like Rolling Stone and Vogue giving you fashion tips on which mask prints will be in season this year.
Lots of skate brands are covering their bases and offering a selection of washable face masks. Head down to your local and ask to check them out!