The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that it will not apply Govt. Gavin Newsom, of the order coronavirus, which requires residents to wear face masks or coverings while in public.
The announcement came just a day after Newsom, a Democrat, issued a statewide order to make the use of masks mandatory.
In a Facebook statement, the sheriff’s office said residents must be “exercising safe practices” in the face of COVID-19, including the use of masks, but he also considered the idea of l law enforcement for being “inappropriate” because it makes the average American an offense for a minor offense.
“Due to the minor nature of the offense, the potential to cause negative effects when applying dating, and to anticipate the various ways in which order can be breached, it would be inappropriate for them MPs to criminally apply the Governor to his term, ”Sheriff Scott Jones statement read.
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MPs will have the job of “teaching capacity,” alongside health officials, to avoid further escalation between spectators and law enforcement.
Jones added, however, that employees comply with the governor of the order as much as pragmatic as possible.
“As with the Sheriff’s Office and its employees, we are committed to respecting the Governor of the Recommendation Mask wherever possible,” the message concluded.
Newsom said in its first statement that “Science shows that face coatings and masks” and “they are essential to those around you safe, keeping businesses from opening it up and boosting our economy . ”
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The announcement comes as California prepares for a major reopening of the state and the economy. People can now shop, eat in restaurants, have their hair done and go to church in most departments.
Overall, 157,000 cases of coronavirus were reported in the state and more than 5,200 died, as of Thursday.
Fox News Andrew O’Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report