More Counties Adopt Mask Mandates as Some Cities Vow Defiance.
When will we just admit that the masks should have never come off?
Sacramento County became the third California county to convert its indoor mask recommendation into a mandate a day after new guidance from the state encouraged all individuals — regardless of vaccination status — to mask indoors.
Los Angeles and Yolo were the counties that had indoor mask mandates in place ahead of the state's new guidance Wednesday on the more contagious delta variant. Sacramento County made its mandate announcement Thursday morning. In all three of these counties, less than 60% of residents are fully vaccinated; in Sacramento, only 51% have completed a vaccine series. — SF Gate
Sacramento’s policy follows new recommendations from the CDC that say face coverings should be worn indoors by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in areas with high community spread.
In addition to these three counties, the cities of Pasadena and Long Beach are requiring universal face coverings indoors.
Meanwhile, some LA County cities say they’ll ignore the new requirements.
"We are absolutely not going to enforce nothing about this BS,” West Covina Councilman Tony Wu said, as quoted by The Hill.
In a letter to LA County supervisors, elected officials from El Segundo, Torrance, and Manhattan Beach said they’ve “had enough” of the one-size-fits-all policies. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is also refusing to enforce the mandate.