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California governor urges people to avoid holiday gatherings

Gavin Newsom
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 00:25:27-04

Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging Californians to use common sense over the 4th of July weekend by wearing masks and avoiding traditional gatherings with family and friends.

The governor says the state won't be “going into everybody's backyard and enforcing" but people should be safe and thoughtful.

His comments came Thursday after he announced a new public awareness campaign involving billboards, TV and radio ads in English and Spanish urging people to wear a mask.

One shows a person struggling to breathe and says, “People can die. People like your mom." The ads will launch this weekend.