Santa Cruz County lifts indoor mask mandate


SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — The indoor mask mandate in Santa Cruz County has been lifted effective immediately.

It’s because the county moved to the Moderate (yellow) transmission level , according the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“This does not impact face covering requirements issued by the State of California including for unvaccinated individuals, school districts, businesses, venues or organizations requiring face coverings by policy,” health officials added in their statement.

“Residents are asked to continue respecting these requirements by carrying a face covering with them at all times while in public.”

This means there are between 10-49.99 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days.

All nine Bay Area counties still have an indoor mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status.

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