California Requires Citizens to Wear Beekeeper Suits in Public

In planning out phases for the state’s reopening, California health officials and lawmakers will roll out new guidelines that require citizens to wear beekeeper suits anytime they are out in public. Officials say face masks are not enough to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and extra measures must be taken to prevent a rebound in the pandemic.

“As more and more people leave their homes, we don’t want to see this thing rebound,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom, making the announcement Friday morning while donning a red-blue, camouflage-themed beekeeper suit. “The good people of California need to do their part by always wearing a beekeeper suit when shopping, eating out, or commuting to work.”

Update: Some critics are now questioning the efficacy of the beekeeper suits to protect from the virus, because the mesh material in the hat only partially guards from saliva and phlegm that may project from coughing and sneezing.