Long Beach drops indoor mask mandate a day early for those fully vax
Long Beach health officials announced that they are relaxing their indoor mask rules for those vaccinated against COVID-19 a day earlier.
Why it matters: The change in masking rules reflects the overall decline of new cases and hospitalizations.
The new rules are also an about-face to an earlier health order that only lifted mask requirements for outdoor youth sports and mega-events.
The original date was Saturday, February 26.
Details: Residents who are vaccinated will be able to go maskless in most indoor venues, such as restaurants, offices, and stores, starting Saturday, according to the Long Beach Health Department.
Customers could just self-attest to their vaccination status before entry.
Check vaccination status to identify which patron requires to wear a mask for those who don’t provide proof of jab.
Customers are compelled to wear a mask while indoors.
Where things stand: Info via Long Beach Health Dept.
Total deaths: 1,210
At least one dose 18 & older: 87.9% - Fully vaccinated 18 & older: 79.2%
Positivity rate: 6.6%
New Cases per 100K population: 9.4 daily
ICU Capacity: 21.2%
Ventilator capacity: 66.4%