L.A. County on verge of indoor mask mandate as deaths, hospitalizations rise

L.A. County on verge of indoor mask mandate as deaths, hospitalizations rise

L.A. County on verge of indoor mask mandate as deaths, hospitalizations rise

Sustained jumps in cases and hospitalizations fueled by the hyper-infectious BA.5 subvariant pushed Los Angeles County into the high COVID-19 community level Thursday, a shift that could trigger a new public indoor mask mandate by the end of this month unless conditions improve.

Health officials have long said the county was inching closer to the metrics for a new mask measure, and those warnings are now closer than ever as the latest COVID-19 wave continues to wash over the region.

Should L.A. County remain in the high COVID-19 community level, which is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the next two Thursdays, a new masking order would be issued with an effective date of July 29.

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Source: <https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-14/l-a-county-on-track-for-new-indoor-covid-mask-mandate>

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