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Riverside County Extends Face Masks And Social Distancing Into June

A sign advertising tests for COVID-19 is seen on April 9, 2020, in Indio. (Rich Fury/Getty Images)
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Face coverings and social distancing will remain in effect until June 19 in Riverside County.

That revised order came Wednesday from the county's top health officer who also said stay-at-home orders will follow those from the state.

Riverside County Health Director Dr. Cameron Kaiser says pandemic measures should be considered the "new normal."

“We expect there to be sporadic outbreaks throughout the summer. And since there will still be virus in circulation, there is a decent chance that it will be back in the fall. And when it is, it will be very hard to get that genie back in the bottle.”

Bruce Barton, who heads the county's emergency management, says more than 4 million meals have been given to students from the county's 23 school districts.
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“Over 210 sites, as well as along bus routes for those that have limited transportation so that they can pick up meals at those bus stops,” he said.

There are nearly 4,000 cases of COVID-19 in Riverside County and 142 people have died.

Testing is being offered to anyone, regardless of their symptoms, at its four drive-through facilities.

The map below comes from the JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University and the Big Local News group, in partnership with the Google News Initiative.

NOTE: The confirmed case and fatality totals below may not be updated as frequently as the totals you see above. You can explore other counties, states and the U.S. on the whole at COVID-19 Case Mapper.

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