County’s Indoor Mask Mandate Will Return on Saturday

The county’s rate of transmission of COVID-19 has reached seven consecutive days, triggering the indoor mask mandate that passed in August and was amended earlier this month.

Dr. James Bridgers, acting county health officer, notified the County Council and county executive’s office yesterday of the news. The Centers for Disease Control defines “substantial transmission” as 50-99 cases per 100,000 residents over a period of seven days. 

The change means that the Board of Health regulation mandating masks will resume on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:01 a.m. All residents, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face coverings while indoors.

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