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Posted on: July 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] All People Urged to Wear Facemasks Inside Public Places Due to Delta Variant

COVID update wear masks indoors 7.1.21

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (LADPH) RECOMMENDS THAT ALL PEOPLE WEAR FACEMASKS WHILE INSIDE PUBLIC INDOOR PLACES, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS DUE TO MORE CONTAGIOUS DELTA VARIANT 

With the growing prevalence of the even more contagious Delta variant of the Novel Coronavirus, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health strongly recommends everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as a precautionary measure. See LADPH’s guidance on when and where to wear a facemask

In the week ending June 12, Delta variants comprised of nearly half of all variants sequenced in Los Angeles County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that Delta variants are now responsible for about one in every five new infections across the country, up from approximately one in every 10 the week before.

LADPH confirmed the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day since mid-April with 506 new cases. This is more than a doubling of new cases in two weeks.

The best way for individuals to protect themselves from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated right now. There are ample supplies of vaccines and free vaccination sites in Los Angeles County. Everyone 12 years and older is eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

For more information, see the press release

To find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment, and for vaccine safety information, visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound.

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