The public service announcement released Monday also features Jerry Brown, Gray Davis and Pete Wilson. The message is that nobody wants to wear masks but COVID-19 is still spreading and halting it is important to keeping people safe, reopening businesses and putting people back to work.
The video follows Newsom's recent order requiring Californians to wear masks in high-risk settings. Schwarzenegger tells viewers wearing a mask is not about being weak and they should just do it.
With recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on wearing face masks, California health officials announced on Thursday, June 18 that masks will be mandatory statewide in most public settings.
Some cities had already required anyone entering a business or leaving their home to wear a face covering, but this recent announcement requires the entire state to follow this protocol.
The guidance "mandates that face coverings be worn state-wide," with few exceptions.