LA County requires masks again, 2 California counties recommend it

LAST July 15, 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Public Health Officer you say Thursday afternoon that a public health order requiring indoor masks will go into effect at 11:59 pm Saturday.

Amid a surge of cases due to the Delta variant, the county began recommending late last month that people mask in indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status.

Health authorities have opposed tightening the restrictions even further, making face coverings an indoor condition. This is the first count in the state to do so since Gov.Gavin Newsom reopened the economy on June 16, allowing vaccinators to generally stop wearing face covers.

Sacramento and Yolo counties recommend this

July 15, 2:30 p.m. Sacramento County provides a advisory Thursday recommended that people mask in public indoor places, regardless of vaccination status, due to the highly transmissible Delta variant. Yolo County provides a similar advisory Wednesday and Los Angeles did the same last month.

July 15, 9 am Yolo County Health Officer issued a advisory Wednesday called on all residents — even those who are fully vaccinated — to wear masks in public indoor environments due to increased spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant. The advisory is a recommendation and is not required.

“Vaccine residents are recommended to wear masks in indoor environments where vaccination verification is not required and the vaccination status of others is unknown,” said health officials. “People who are not vaccinated are still required to wear masks in public indoor spaces.”

The announcement comes after Los Angeles County began recommending masks in public indoor areas, regardless of vaccination status.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said last week there were no immediate plans to implement a statewide requirement.

Newsom said: “If we continue to get the vaccine that will be necessary and that is the call that anyone who has not been vaccinated will be vaccinated.” ABC 7 News.

The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, counts for 58% in new COVID-19 cases across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since mid-April Yolo County has detected 59 cases of the Delta variant, according to statements from the county. The variant performed up to 76% of positive samples collected on the UC Davis campus and in the Healthy Yolo Together test between June 27 and July 7.

“In making yesterday’s new recommendation for those fully vaccinated to resume indoor masking and testing after an exposure, I am mistaken on the side of precautions to slow the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant,” said Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Aimee. Sisson in a statement. “Vaccines remain the absolute best form of protection against COVID-19, and I beg all those who are eligible to be vaccinated as soon as possible. At the same time, we know that our vaccines, while highly effective, are not Putting an indoor mask in an environment where you can’t be sure that everyone who is unmasked is completely vaccinated is a simple way to add another layer of protection against COVID-19. “

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