Newsom will get high-profile assist urging state to put on face masks



Arnold Schwarzenegger and a trio of different former California governors have joined Gov. Gavin Newsom in a public service announcement aimed toward selling using face masks to assist stop the unfold of the coronavirus.

“This isn’t about being weak,” says Schwarzenegger, recognized for his strongman roles in skilled bodybuilding and in Hollywood because the “Terminator.”

Schwarzenegger is joined within the video marketing campaign by Jerry Brown, Grey Davis and Pete Wilson, all of whom are readily available to help Newsom’s statewide mandate requiring the sporting of face coverings in most public settings.

“It’s about preventing the illness and protecting our households and ourselves protected,” Davis provides.

The marketing campaign comes days after Newsom ordered all Californians to wear face coverings in most indoor settings and outdoor when social distancing is just not potential. Newsom issued the order amid the persevering with rise of COVID-19 circumstances within the state.

Previous to the statewide mandate, a number of counties had rescinded mask-wearing necessities — most notably Orange County, which reversed course on its necessities after the county public well being officer who instituted the preliminary order resigned.

As of early Monday afternoon, there have been 179,605 confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus in California, 1,382 of which have been reported Monday, records show.

“Merely put, we’re seeing too many individuals with faces uncovered — placing in danger the true progress now we have made in preventing the illness,” Newsom stated final week. “California’s technique to restart the financial system and get folks again to work will solely achieve success if folks act safely and observe well being suggestions. Meaning sporting a face masking, washing your arms and working towards bodily distancing.”

The message from the previous governors — two Democrats and two Republicans — is that “no one needs to put on” face masks, however the virus continues to be current, and sporting face coverings is critical to cease the unfold of the sickness in an effort to proceed opening companies and getting folks again to work.

“Simply do it,” Schwarzenegger says.