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Starting Wednesday, Californians will once again be required to wear masks indoors in public places regardless of vaccination status, state health officials announced today. 

The renewed masking requirement follows a 47% increase in COVID-19 case rates since the Thanksgiving holiday and the arrival of new variant, said Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s health secretary. 

The mask mandate will run through Jan. 15 and is specific to public settings, not private gatherings.

Read the full story at Cal Matters | Health.


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