With summer here, large crowds are more frequent at Santa Cruz hot spots like the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, despite social distancing rules.
On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order to wear masks in common and public indoor spaces. The rule includes wearing masks outdoors when physical distancing is not possible, such as in line to enter a store or when riding with Lyft, Uber or public transportation.
Masks are not required while dining at a restaurant or with outdoor recreation, like walking, bicycling or running, if you can keep six feet from others.