In a remarkable joint statement on Friday, health workers across the Bay Area strongly recommended, but are not requiring, residents to mask up again indoors amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. 19 and hospitalizations.
“If you’ve recently chosen not to wear a mask in indoor public places, now is a good time to start again,” said Santa Clara County Deputy Health Officer Dr. George Han. “Highly contagious sub-variants are spreading here. If you add layers of protection like a high-quality mask, it reduces the risk to you and the risk of infecting others.