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SF Slightly Eases Indoor Mask Rules Starting October 15SF Slightly Eases Indoor Mask Rules Starting October 15
By - posted 10/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Masks

Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that so long as case and hospitalization rates remain stable or decline, indoor masking requirements will be lifted on October 15 in certain, limited settings. This includes places where stable cohorts of fully vaccinated individuals more...

Contra Contra Says Indoor Mask Mandate May Gone by New Year'sContra Contra Says Indoor Mask Mandate May Gone by New Year’s
By - posted 10/13/2021
COVID-19 Updates, East Bay, Masks, Vaccines

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation If Contra Costa County stays on track in its fight against COVID-19, residents may be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve without masks indoors if they’re fully vaccinated. Health officer Chris Farnitano told the county board of supervisors on Tuesday that other Bay Area more...

When Will the Bay Area Fully Lift Mask Mandates? Not for a WhileWhen Will the Bay Area Fully Lift Mask Mandates? Not for a While
By - posted 10/7/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Masks

As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, health officers for the nine Bay Area jurisdictions that require face coverings in most indoor public spaces today reached a consensus on criteria to lift those health orders. What about proof of vaccine mandate for more...

SF's Mask Mandate Might Loosen SoonSF’s Mask Mandate Might Loosen Soon
By - posted 9/28/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Masks, San Francisco

On the heels of Santa Cruz County’s lifting of the indoor mask mandate, San Francisco hints that changes to its mask mandate may be coming soon. Thanks to SFist and San Francisco Chronicle for sharing the news that San Francisco may be loosening its mask mandate soon. San Francisco public health officer more...

Santa Cruz County Lifts Indoor Mask MandateSanta Cruz County Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate
By - posted 9/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Masks, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Santa Cruz County lifted its indoor mask mandate Wednesday as local health officials cited the county’s declining rate of viral transmission. County officials lifted the mandate, effective immediately after Santa Cruz County moved into the “moderate” tier of community transmission, the second-lowest level of viral spread more...

SF + Bay Area's New Mask Rule: What Does it Mean Exactly?SF + Bay Area’s New Mask Rule: What Does it Mean Exactly?
By - posted 8/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Masks

Earlier today eight different Bay Area health officers issued a joint statement requiring universal indoor masking starting August 3, 2021 at 12:01am with “limited exceptions.” But what exactly are the exceptions and what is/isn’t allowed? FAQ / New Universal Mask Mandate: A Breakdown For all these exceptions that apply to designated settings, the more...

Bay Area Indoor Mask Mandate is Officially Back August 3Bay Area Indoor Mask Mandate is Officially Back August 3
By - posted 8/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Masks

Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19  Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Indoor Masking Orders Take Effect Tuesday  San Francisco, CA – Vaccination continues to more...

SF's Mask Mandate Might Be Coming BackSF’s Mask Mandate Might Be Coming Back
By - posted 7/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Masks, Vaccines

San Francisco mayor London Breed has finally announced that the city is indeed looking at re-instituting mask rules regardless of vaccine status according to a story by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Trisha Thadani “Yes, we are looking at mask mandates for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Yes, we are looking at more...

7 Bay Area Counties Now Asking You to Remask Indoors7 Bay Area Counties Now Asking You to Remask Indoors
By - posted 7/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Masks

With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places to ensure easy verification that all unvaccinated people are masked in those more...

SF's City Hall Eases Mask Rules on July 6SF’s City Hall Eases Mask Rules on July 6
By - posted 7/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Masks, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

Starting next Tuesday, July 6, face coverings will no longer be required for fully vaccinated visitors entering City Hall and other City facilities, except for certain limited settings such as healthcare, long-term care, public transit, correctional and shelter facilities. “We continue to align with state guidance on mask requirements. Starting next more...