Starting Tuesday morning (August 3rd), seven Bay Area counties are requiring everyone to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties are the counties in the Bay Area that are now making it mandatory to wear your mask indoors.
It’s a “short-term, evidence-based strategy,” to reduce transmission of the delta variant and help keep schools open, said Marin County’s deputy health officer, Dr. Lisa Santora.
The state of California began allowing fully vaccinated people to remove masks in public spaces in June. Since the grand reopening, the COVID-19 delta variant has caused growing concern to health officials who have been recording increased cases and hospitalizations.
New cases per 100K increased by an average of 16.7, new deaths per 100K increased by 0.03, and 6.7% of all COVID tests taken came back positive, the California Department of Health reports.
Over 44 million vaccines have been administered in California.
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air. Listen below...