Face coverings are required astatine San Mateo County facilities starting Monday owed to a caller emergence successful coronavirus cases, region officials said.
The requirement, announced past week, means visitors and region employees volition request to deterioration look coverings astatine each region offices, clinics oregon different nationalist facilities, careless of vaccination status.
Health officials person expressed concerns astir the emergence of the delta variant of the coronavirus, which is much contagious than the archetypal version.
As of Friday, San Mateo County had reported a full 43,676 cases and 588 deaths since the opening of the pandemic.
A crisp summation was noted earlier this month: connected July 15 region wellness officials recorded 74 caller cases compared to 13 caller cases connected June 15, the time the authorities reopened.
Last week, wellness departments astir the Bay Area recommended that everyone deterioration masks indoors, careless of vaccination status.
San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy past week encouraged radical to get vaccinated and instrumentality common-sense precautions to support everyone safe.
"The expanding lawsuit numbers are a harsh reminder that we are not done with COVID and COVID is not done with us," Callagy said.