Coronavirus News: NYC residents should wear face coverings indoors if not home, mayor says

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ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Monday, July 13, 2020
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He says NYC residents should keep masks on indoors at places that are not their homes.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled some new guidance on face coverings for New York City residents on Monday.

"The face coverings have made a world of difference in fighting this disease," de Blasio said.

So, now the city wants everyone to wear a mask at all times when in an indoor setting that is not their home.

The mayor said that despite the best intentions, it's common to inadvertently come within 6-feet of someone in an indoor setting.

"It's not just the supermarket or pharmacy like it used to be, there are a lot of people returning to work," the mayor said.

He added that wearing a mask or a face covering it's an important part of protecting each other.

"It's a good precaution," de Blasio said.

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