Yolo County on Tuesday ordered that everybody should put on a masks or face overlaying in indoor public areas, no matter vaccination standing, starting Friday.
In issuing the order, the county’s Well being Division mentioned circumstances of coronavirus per 100,000 residents has risen eight-fold, from 1.2 to 10, since June 15, when the county lifted capability limits and different restrictions on companies and allowed vaccinated individuals to go unmasked in most settings.
The Well being Division mentioned the Delta variant, greater than twice as contagious as the unique virus, was responsible for mounting circumstances and a rise in hospitalizations.
“With case rates as high as they are and rising, everybody needs to add an additional layer of protection in the form of a mask when they are indoors,” Dr. Aimee Sisson, Yolo County’s public well being officer, mentioned in an announcement.
The masks mandate is not going to be lifted till the county’s case fee falls beneath 2 circumstances per 100,000 residents for seven consecutive days, based on an announcement from the county well being division.
Yolo County well being officers urged residents to get vaccinated, saying those that haven’t make up practically all of the individuals hospitalized within the county with COVID-19.
Unvaccinated persons are greater than six occasions extra prone to grow to be contaminated by the coronavirus, based on the county well being division.
Fourteen persons are hospitalized in Yolo County with COVID-19, and 213 individuals to this point have died from the virus.
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