Los Angeles County Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate, ‘Regardless of Vaccination Status’

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Anti-Trump protesters are kept away from pro-Trump protestors at the intersection of 1st Street and Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles, Monday, May 1, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles County announced Thursday that it would reinstate an indoor mask mandate for residents, “regardless of vaccination status.”

The order, implemented after a rise in positive coronavirus cases in the county, will take effect Saturday at 11:59 p.m., according to L.A. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis.

“We’re not where we need to be for the millions at risk of infection here in Los Angeles County, and waiting to do something will be too late given what we’re seeing now,” Davis said Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Davis, who said the county has witnessed an 83 percent increase in positive cases over the last week, suggested that the mask mandate will resemble the one that was in place prior to California’s reopening, which took place on June 15.

“We expect to keep this order in place until we begin to see improvements,” Davis added.

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