July 25, 2021

Sacramento County recommends indoor masks as a delta variant of COVID spreads

Amid concerns about the rapid spread of the delta variant of COVID-19, Sacramento County has become the latest California district to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in public. “As cases continue to rise, vaccinated residents are strongly recommended to wear masks in indoor settings that do not require vaccination verification and that the vaccine status of others is unknown until vaccination rates increase in Sacramento County,” a statement from Sacramento County said Thursday. “For example, in a workplace that does not allow staff rules to cover up after self-certification of the vaccine status, vaccinated persons are not required to wear masks. However, there are masks in public places such as the grocery store or restaurant. Vaccination is strongly recommended regardless of the status of the vaccine.” , And face the greatest dangers from COVID-19. The Yolo and Los Angeles counties have made similar recommendations at home about masks. The Sacramento County said the recommendation comes in the midst of an increase in the case rate of COVID-19 from the highly contagious delta variant. Within a month, Sacramento’s daily litigation rate had risen sharply, from 3.8 per 100,000 residents on June 20 to 10 on July 14. The county’s Covid-19 test positive rate rose to 5.5 percent from 4.5 percent last week. County Dashboard. There were 101 confirmed delta variation cases in Sacramento County as of Thursday, but health officials noted that not every sample has been tested for variations and the actual numbers may be higher. “It’s related to the drastic increase in cases – people are choosing not to be vaccinated as much as the number,” Sacramento County Public Health Officer Olivia Cassieri said in a statement. “Our best protection against COVID-19 is continuous vaccination. We urge all eligible residents to be vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and friends.” About 47% of the district’s population is fully vaccinated. By comparison, 61% of Los Angeles counties are fully vaccinated and last month recommended an indoor mask for everyone. During a press conference on Thursday, when asked if Sacramento County should have been more aggressive with the cover-up recommendation now, Cassier said “sharp progress” in the COVID-19 cases had taken place in recent days. Experts say some corona virus case increases are expected as the state opens. But Cassier said he thought the increase in the case rate would be “one or two percentage points.” “The numbers continue to rise, and our concern is to increase the number of cases in which the delta variance has been sorted,” he said. Kasiriye said hotspots in places like Rio Linda, the North Highlands and Citrus Heights are fueling the uprising. Problems with the vaccine effort include barriers that prevent some people from going to clinics, as well as vaccination reluctance triggered by misinformation on social media .– Daniel Mack and Brandi Cummings contributed to this story.

Amid concerns about the rapid spread of the delta variant of COVID-19, Sacramento County has become the latest California district to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in public.

“As cases continue to rise and vaccination rates increase in Sacramento County, vaccination verification is not required and vaccinated people are strongly recommended to wear masks on indoor systems where the vaccine status of others is unknown.” Released Thursday from Sacramento County. “For example, in a workplace that does not allow staff rules to cover up after self-certification of the vaccine status, vaccinated people are not required to wear masks. But there are masks in a public place such as a grocery store or restaurant where vaccination status is strongly recommended.”

Those who are not encouraged should still wear masks in public places indoors, health officials urge strangers, and face the greatest dangers from COVID-19, to get the shot.

Yolo And Angels Districts have made similar recommendations regarding indoor masks.

The Sacramento County said the recommendation comes in the midst of an increase in the case rate of COVID-19 from the highly contagious delta variant.

Within a month, Sacramento’s daily litigation rate had risen sharply, from 3.8 per 100,000 residents on June 20 to 10 on July 14. The county’s Covid-19 test positive rate rose to 5.5 percent from 4.5 percent last week. County Dashboard.

Sacramento County had 101 confirmed delta variation cases as of Thursday, but health samples were not tested for variations on each sample and the actual numbers may be higher.

“Related to the drastic increase in cases – there is also the number of people who choose not to be vaccinated,” Sacramento County Public Health Officer Olivia Cassieri said in a statement. “Our best protection against COVID-19 is continuous vaccination. We urge all eligible residents to be vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and friends.”

About 47% of the district’s population is fully vaccinated. By comparison, 61% of Los Angeles counties are fully vaccinated and last month recommended an indoor mask for everyone.

During a press conference on Thursday, when asked if Sacramento County should have been more aggressive with the cover-up recommendation now, Cassier said “sharp progress” in the COVID-19 cases had taken place in recent days.

Experts say some corona virus case increases are expected as the state opens. But Cassier said he thought the increase in the case rate would be “one or two percentage points.”

“The numbers continue to rise, and our concern is to increase the number of cases in which the delta variance is sorted,” he said.

Kasiriye said hotspots in places like Rio Linda, the North Highlands and Citrus Heights are fueling the uprising.

Problems with the vaccine effort include barriers to some going to clinics, as well as vaccination reluctance triggered by misinformation on social media.

– Daniel MacD and Brandi Cummings contributed to this story.