State and county public well being officers introduced Monday the well being officer order requiring face coverings in most public settings received’t expire earlier than June 15, regardless of up to date tips from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
California Well being and Human Companies Secretary Mark Ghaly issued a press release saying the state set the tip of masks mandates and a full reopening of the state’s economic system on June 15 earlier than the CDC up to date its steerage permitting absolutely vaccinated folks to go with out face masks in any setting.
“On June 15, California plans to implement the CDC’s tips round masking to permit absolutely vaccinated Californians to go and not using a masks in most indoor settings. This four-week interval will give Californians time to arrange for this variation whereas we proceed our relentless deal with delivering vaccines, significantly in underserved communities,” Ghaly mentioned within the assertion. “Till June 15, when California plans to totally reopen the economic system, California will keep our existing guidance round masks in place.”
Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being Director Barbara Ferrer mentioned throughout a information briefing Monday the county will adjust to the state’s resolution and require face coverings till subsequent month.
“Whereas we’re relieved by these low (case) numbers, there continues to be COVID-19 transmission in L.A. County,” Ferrer mentioned. “For that purpose, the state shall be preserving present masking steerage as is, and we in L.A. County will do the identical.”
The well being officer order was up to date Might 3 to say absolutely vaccinated folks weren’t required to put on face coverings when indoors with different vaccinated or unvaccinated folks and in outside settings until in a crowd.
“I share the frustration expressed by many people relating to inconsistencies on the federal, state and native ranges,” L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose fifth District contains the Santa Clarita Valley, mentioned in a ready assertion. “The knowledge continues to indicate a considerably decreased unfold in Los Angeles County which might point out that we must always align with CDC masking suggestions primarily based on the science. No matter when masking mandates change in Los Angeles County, people will nonetheless have the proper to proceed to put on a masks, and companies can nonetheless require clients to put on a masks. The up to date steerage from the CDC merely clarified the minimal well being dangers of not carrying a masks for individuals who are absolutely vaccinated.”
Face coverings are nonetheless required for everybody attending massive occasions, utilizing public transportation, enterprise institutions and workplaces.
Those that are unvaccinated are nonetheless required to put on a face protecting in outside areas the place bodily distancing can’t be maintained.
Public Well being additionally launched the next up to date COVID-19 statistics Monday:
New COVID-19 instances reported in L.A. County up to now 24 hours: 161
Complete COVID-19 instances in L.A. County: 1,237,561
New deaths associated to COVID-19 reported: 4
Complete COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 24,097
Hospitalizations countywide: 332
Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Might 10: 4, with 1,229 discharged because the onset of the pandemic.
COVID-19 instances reported within the Santa Clarita Valley up to now 24 hours: 9, 2 of which got here from the town of Santa Clarita.
Complete COVID-19 instances within the SCV: 27,787
Complete COVID-19 deaths within the SCV as of Might 15: 303
Proportion of vaccinated folks (at the least one dose) within the metropolis of Santa Clarita as of Might 9: 61%
Proportion of vaccinated folks (at the least one dose) within the SCV as of Might 9: 56%