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Arvin City Council votes to require masks in the workplace

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Posted at 8:00 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 02:21:32-04

ARVIN, Calif. — The Arvin City Council voted four to one Tuesday to require employees wear masks on the job.

The council voted to approve the measure during the virtual public meeting held Tuesday night. It is unclear exactly what will come with the new ordinance, just that workplaces could now require employees wear masks and employers could be cited if they don't.

This vote coming the same day Gov. Gavin Newsom announced issued specific guidelines for restaurants to be able to move towards in room dining. These guidelines include employee training, disinfecting protocols, screening processes as well as physical distancing guidelines.

City council members said they are working on an educational campaign about requiring masks in the workplace.

Council members said if cases don't go down they will look into making it mandatory for the public to wear masks.