San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced that if the reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates remain stable or decline, it will definitely remove indoor mask requirements in confined settings from October 15. will be taken.
This includes places that have been fully vaccinated, and where other safety measures are followed, the declaration said.
These settings include offices, gyms and fitness centers, employee commuter vehicles, religious gatherings, and indoor college classes or other organized gatherings of individuals who meet regularly, Xinhua news agency reports.
People in these settings can remove their masks if the employer or host of the gathering can control access to the setting.
The declaration states that the employer or host must ensure proper ventilation, there is no recent outbreak of COVID-19, and no children under 12 years of age are present.
“I’m excited that we are once again in a place where we can reduce mask requirements, which is a direct result of the fact that we have one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, and our residents,” Breed said. He has played his part to keep himself and those around him safe.
City Health Director Grant Colfax said, “During this pandemic we have implemented measures like masking and vaccination to protect us through the four surges in COVID-19 while keeping hospitalizations manageable.
Fully vaccinated individuals currently account for 7.4 percent per 100,000, compared to 14.4 percent per 100,000 not fully vaccinated.
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