Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors
Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly recommends masking indoors. Nevada County’s daily case rate and case positivity rate have drastically increased in less than a month. The steep increase is in part, due to the highly contagious Delta variant. The Delta variant in California now accounts for over 80% of cases sequenced, resulting in cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 rising throughout the state, especially amongst those that remain unvaccinated.
“The recommendation for everyone to resume masking indoors and to get tested after an exposure is a prudent measure to slow the spread of the Delta variant,” said Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann. “It is proven that masks work, and they work against every variant that this virus has produced. Putting on a mask indoors in settings where you can’t be sure that everyone is fully vaccinated is a simple way to add another layer of protection against COVID-19. Our best protection against COVID-19 continues to be the vaccine. Being immunized and using masks in indoor settings, will save lives, save livelihoods, protect our families and friends and will allow our economy to prosper.”
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