The following article, Los Angeles Set For Premiere of ‘COVID II: The Re-Masking’, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Nobody in Hollywood can resist a sequel these days, no matter how terrible an idea it could be. So, too, does this sentiment exist in the case of the COVID pandemic, it seems.
That’s because Los Angeles is now looking to start locking back down and masking back up, not unlike an aging actor who just can’t quit trying to make action flicks.
“This is an all hands on deck moment,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis. “We’re seeing the rates go up too high. We all need to do our part to try and prevent the need to do something else.”
In light of that, Davis announced on Thursday that the county was again issuing a health officer order requiring all residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces. The order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. this Saturday.
He said the order, which he himself is responsible for signing, “will be similar” to masking requirements the county had in place before its June 15 reopening. Sacramento-area health officials announced a similar order on Thursday.
And masks might not be the end of it:
Asked if there is potential for further restrictions Davis said, “Everything is on the table if things continue to get worse. The next level is ‘High Transmission,’ and that’s not a place that we want be. We can’t wait for this to go higher before we act.”
The “delta” variant of COVID-19 has proved to be highly contagious, and is being heralded by experts as all the more reason to receive a coronavirus vaccine as quickly as possible, especially now that the Biden administration is having a hard time reaching their self-imposed vaccination goals.
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