Bay Area Region Enacts Masking Mandate

On Monday, eight jurisdictions in the Bay Area, Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, issued local health officer orders requiring masks for all indoor public places regardless of vaccination status. In an effort to minimize the spread of the Delta variant, and consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommendations that all individuals mask indoors, these health orders seek to minimize transmission particularly as recent CDC data indicates even fully vaccinated people can transmit the virus to other people.

Bay Area local health officers also emphasized that vaccination remains the strongest means of fighting the spread of COVID-19.

A copy of their press release can be found here.