Aug 4 2021

Alameda County Requires Wearing Masks Indoors in Public Spaces

Alameda County Health Officer Requires Wearing Masks Indoors in Public Spaces
On August 3, 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 requirement that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places.
Vaccines remain the most powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Nonetheless, the Delta variant is infecting a small percentage of the vaccinated in the Bay Area—who still remain strongly protected against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. In those instances of infection in a vaccinated person, a face covering prevents further spread.
“Face coverings are a simple and effective tool that everyone can use to slow the spread COVID-19,” said Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County Health Officer. “Using face masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, will help us protect each other and end this summer surge.”
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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