Bay Area Reinstates Forced Masking
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Seven Bay Area counties are requiring everyone to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
The order is in effect starting Tuesday, August 3.
After saying in June that those vaccinated against COVID-19 were no longer required to wear masks under most circumstances indoors, public health “experts” have recently decided that people must be forced to cover their mouths once again.
It’s a “short-term, evidence-based strategy,” to reduce transmission of the delta variant and help keep schools open, said Marin County’s deputy health officer, Dr. Lisa Santora.
Other public health officials weighed in on their support of the draconian mandate as well, urging people to get vaccinated while continuing to mask up regardless.
“We must act now to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community. If you are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine and have not yet done so, please do not wait any longer,” said Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano. “During July, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in our county increased 400%. Four out of five of the COVID patients we see are not vaccinated, even though only one out of five Contra Costa adults are not vaccinated.”
The health “experts” laid blame not just on unvaccinated people, but on the delta variant as well.
“The highly contagious delta variant is a killer which requires us to take this step back to safeguard the community, ” San Mateo County Board President David Canepa said.
Some cities, including San Jose, Mountain View and Brentwood, are already requiring masks indoors, with more expected to follow shortly.