Marin County Officially Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate
By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation
As a result of Marin County’s COVID-19 vaccination rate rising, the Marin County Public Health lifted its indoor mask mandate for the county at noon on Monday, November 1, 2021.
Marin County met the Bay Area-wide criteria for easing mask mandates, which means over 80 percent of Marin residents are vaccinated, hospitalization rates remain low and the county remained in Centers for Disease Control’s “yellow tier” for COVID-19 rates for the past 21 days.
Local businesses and agencies are still allowed to set their own face covering policies, the county said. Health officials advise residents to still carry around a face covering in case businesses still require all customers to wear a mask indoors.
Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis still encourages residents to wear a mask, and says he’s confident in Marin’s ability to continue to limit COVID-19 risks.
“To be more secure coming into the winter months, we need to continue to use face coverings in places of higher risk and gain even higher vaccination rates,” Willis said in a statement. “Remember, masks work both ways: they protect you and the people around you, including those who are too young and not eligible yet to be vaccinated.”
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