HERE WE GO: Los Angeles County Enters CDC’s “High” Covid Alert – Mask Mandate to Kick in On July 29

Here we go…

Los Angeles County is planning to reinstate its indoor mask mandate on July 29.

If Los Angeles County remains in the CDC’s “High” level Covid alert for two weeks in a row, it will reinstate its indoor mask mandate.

LA County public health director Barbara Ferrer on Thursday said, “Lots of folks are asking why we’re bothering and asking why don’t we just let things run their course like other places may have done.”

“I think it’s really hard … to look at the LA County data and not notice who continues to be hardest hit and not notice that we still have lots and lots of people with severe illness, lots of people who die and lots of people with long Covid, and not want to take a fairly straightforward step to try to layer in some additional protections,” she said.

Barbara Ferrer told the peasants to be grateful because she is giving permission to still see your loved ones.

“We are not closing anything down, we are not asking people to gather with the people they love we are not asking you to forgo activities you love, we are asking you to take a sensible step.”

“When there’s this much transmission … put back on a well-fitting, high-filtration mask when you’re indoors around others. And I think that’s the prudent thing to do,” she said.

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If the county remains in the CDC-designated High level for two consecutive weeks, it will again impose what Ferrer called “a universal mandatory indoor mask-wearing mandate.” Ferrer has warned of the prospect for weeks.

The community level is determined by hospitalization rates. The 7-day rate of 10.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents. A rate of 10.0 or higher is a key threshold for moving into the CDC’s highest community level.

Today, L.A. saw its highest number of daily new cases since the original Omicon wave in January. The number of new cases, 8,535, tops the previous post-January high, which was about 8,300 on Saturday. One important difference however is that, while the average 7-day test positivity in the county was just under 8.5% at the end of January, today it is 17%.

Ferrer said that the number of cases is likely to be greatly undercounted, since so many Angelenos now use at-home tests, the results of which are not reported. Anecdotally, she said that providers such as doctors, hospitals and nurses “are telling us [that they are seeing] 40% test positivity rate among patients coming in for care.”

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