Los Angeles County Requiring Masks Indoors Again
Los Angeles County is reimplementing its mask mandate indoors — regardless of vaccination status— amid an increase in coronavirus case numbers and concerns over the delta variant, officials announced Thursday. The new masking order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.
L.A. County has seen several consecutive days with more than 1,000 new cases reported daily amid a “rapid and sustained” spike in the number of infections. The county recorded 1,537 new coronavirus cases Thursday — a 83% increase over the last week, according to Davis.
It’s unclear how long the new mask requirements will remain in effect. “We expect to keep this order in place until we begin to see improvements,” Davis said.
L.A. County’s new order comes after the health department on June 28 started “strongly recommending” that people wear masks indoors in public places. The move came just two weeks after Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the statewide mask mandate.
Source: KTLA 5 (Los Angeles)