- Sacramento schools reinstated indoor mask mandate due to rising COVID cases.
- The authorities report that the numbers are higher than those of last summer.
- CDC moved Sacramento County to “high” level of community transmission.
In the Bay Area of the state of California, residents of Alameda County will have to return to wearing masks in most closed public places starting Friday, June 3, reported FOXNews.
Officials indicated that the drastic decision had been made in response to the increase in cases of contagion and hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the county saying that daily cases exceed those of last summer. “They are now approaching the levels seen during the wave of winter 2020-21, at comparable test levels reported by the laboratory, ”they indicated.
Indoor mask mandate reinstated
For its part, the Sacramento City Unified School District suggested students resume wearing masks Friday as a soft start to reinstating the indoor mask-wearing mandate that goes into effect Monday amid a rising tide of COVID-19 in California.
The district announced the move Thursday as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved Sacramento County to the “high” level of community transmission, The Associated Press reported. Filed Under: Los Angeles County Mask Mandate.
Covid-19 infections increase
Across the bay from San Francisco, Alameda County on Thursday became the first county in California to reinstate indoor mask requirements, and last month UCLA and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo were among the first schools that returned to mask requirements.
Los Angeles County is in the “medium” level of community transmission but could reach the highest level by the end of the month, adding to the strain on the health care system, according to Barbara Ferrer, director of public health. Filed Under: Los Angeles County Mask Mandate.
Why is the use of a mask mandatory again?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masks indoors when a county enters the “high” COVID community level, the most severe in a three-tier system.
Los Angeles County, home to 10 million people, is in the “middle” tier but could reach the highest tier by the end of the month, adding to the strain on the health care system, according to Barbara Ferrer, director of public health Ferrer on Thursday applauded Alameda County for “being proactive to make sure they’re looking at their community’s data and making decisions that offer the most protection.” Filed Under: Los Angeles County Mask Mandate.