As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we’ve seen various rules and regulations change.
Most recently, we’ve shared news about COVID-19 cases increasing in Central Florida and how the Orange County, Florida mayor has recommended masks be worn in select indoor locations again. But, now we’ve got an update out of California and how things are changing in one county there.
According to reporter Claudia Peschiutta, Los Angeles County in California is now set to require masks indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
This new rule will go into effect at 11:59PM on Saturday, July 17th. Exceptions will apply, but the new mask rule is set to look largely like the requirements that were in place before June 15th. June 15th is the date that California fully reopened and did away with its color-coded tier system and related requirements, and put a new set of policies in place.
More details are set to be released on the LA County website no later than tomorrow, July 16th.
According to the Orange County Register, this change is being implemented due to the recent growth of COVID-19 transmission in LA County in recent weeks.
The Orange County Register notes that LA County’s current case rate places it in the Centers for Disease Control’s “substantial transmission” category, which is the second highest of its 4 categories.
LA County Health Officer Muntu Davis noted that LA County has been reporting over 1,000 cases a day over the last 7 days.
Disneyland is not located in LA County, but instead is located in Orange County, California. However, Universal Studios Hollywood is located in LA County. Update: Universal Studios Hollywood has since updated their mask requirements — click here to see more.
We’ll be on the lookout for more details and we’ll let you know what we find.