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Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge
Posted at 12:23 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 16:04:45-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties have announced that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge.

Monday's order applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status, and starts on Tuesday.

California last week recommended that people wear masks indoors, but stopped short of issuing a mandate, following guidance from the U.S Centers for Disease Control.

Three other California counties have already adopted mandates as COVID rates rise because of the highly contagious delta variant.