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County of San Diego Aligns with State of California, Mask Requirements To Be Lifted June 15th

05/17/21

 

The County of San Diego joins the State of California and will also wait until June 15 to align current mask requirements to the Centers for Disease Control. After conferring with County health leaders, Chair Nathan Fletcher released the following statement:

“San Diego County is aligned with the California Department of Public Health and will wait until June 15th to adopt CDC mask guidance,” said Chair Fletcher. “This short time frame allows us to ensure everyone has access to the vaccine and time for business and entities across our county to prepare for the change. There is significant planning already associated with the June 15th movement ‘beyond the blueprint’ and this change will align well with those efforts. Our careful posture during the pandemic has resulted in a low positivity rate and one of the lowest death rates; continuing the mask requirements for a few more weeks provides an added layer of protection as we work on getting more San Diegans vaccinated. Masks definitely help more than they hurt.”
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