Fresno, California 2021-07-16 13:58:38 –
The press conference will be held at 11:00 am.
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On Thursday, health officials said there are currently 22 known cases of variants in the county.
However, authorities warned that the number would probably be higher due to the lower inspection rates.
The state no longer requires fully vaccinated residents to wear face masks, but Fresno County health officials say that all people still wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We “highly recommend” that.
“This delta variant is spreading most rapidly in areas with low vaccination rates,” says Interim Assistant Director Joe Prado. “The vaccine provides excellent protection against Delta mutants and other COVID-19 strains.”
On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Public Health Service reinstated its obligation to require residents to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Turea and Madera counties still follow the state’s current guidance and urge everyone to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Mariposa County officials said they would not recommend or require masking for those who are already fully vaccinated, based on current prevalence. “That said, if we see more cases in the area, we’re likely to move in that direction,” they continued.
Health officials in Merced County said they continued to follow state guidance.
The Kings County Public Health Service did not respond to our request on Thursday.
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