Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

October 7, 2021


SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. – As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, Health officers for the eight Bay Area jurisdictions that require face coverings in most indoor public spaces today reached consensus on criteria to lift those health orders and allow organizations to set those requirements independently.

These health officers continue to work together across the Bay Area to protect public health with a consistent regional approach, and to plan for the next phase of response to COVID-19 as this wave of the pandemic ebbs.


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