Jul 21 2021

Mask Wearing Advised for Alameda County

COVID-19 has thrown us another curve ball!
On July 16, 2021, the health officials of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma counties, as well as the City of Berkeley, issued a new recommendation that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places. This recommendation comes as a result of increasing stress on the health system as a result of rising infection levels in the Bay Area due to the COVID-19 Delta variant.
“The Delta variant is spreading quickly, and everyone should take action to protect themselves and others against this potentially deadly virus,” said Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss. “After vaccination, masking is the next most powerful tool we have to protect ourselves and each other during this latest wave of infections,” said Dr. Moss. “Wearing masks, especially indoors and in crowded outdoor settings, will help us contain this more transmissible variant.”
Remember that for masks to work properly, they need to completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face and around your nose.

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