Masks again required in Coachella as council steps in after county’s decision

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COACHELLA (CNS) - Wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing in public in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus are again required in Coachella under a new emergency ordinance, Mayor Steven Hernandez said today. The ordinance was enacted after county health orders mandating face covering, social distancing and other requirements were rescinded over the weekend following a vote by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Riverside County had among the state's strictest restrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak before last week's vote. "Unfortunately, Coachella and the rest of the eastern valley remains a hotspot for coronavirus cases," Hernandez said. "Until we can get this virus under control, our city will continue to require these reasonable meas
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