(CALMATTERS) – To any L.A. County residents reading this, hopefully you didn’t toss out your N95s.
Thursday, the county’s health officer, Muntu Davis, announced that all residents will, starting at midnight Saturday, again be required to don face coverings when indoors — vaccinated or otherwise.
Just a few hours before that, Sacramento County’s public health officer made a similar announcement — though hers was a recommendation rather than a mandate. Those counties have the fourth and tenth highest new transmission rates in California, respectively — though caseloads are inching up across the state.
That’s in part thanks to the new, super-spreading “delta” variant of the virus. But Sacramento’s county’s health officer left no doubt about where she lays the blame.
“The drastic increase in cases is concerning – as is the number of people choosing not to get vaccinated.”Public Health Officer Olivia Kasirye:
A few of those people might be state legislators, though we don’t know for sure. Dogged Los Angeles Times reporters asked all 120 of them about their vaccination status. Eleven Republicans, including Assembly GOP Leader Marie Waldron, and one Democrat declined to answer.
“I don’t discuss my medical records with anyone but my husband and my doctor.”Republican Assemblymember Laurie Davies of Laguna Niguel: