Yolo County issued an advisory Wednesday strongly recommending that residents wear masks in most public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status, citing a recent increase in COVID-19 activity attributed to the highly transmissible Delta variant. The Yolo County Health Official is former Placer County Health Officer Dr. Amiee Sisson
“Vaccinated residents are strongly recommended to wear masks in indoor settings where vaccination verification is not required and the vaccination status of others is unknown,” the county said. “Unvaccinated individuals are still required to wear masks in indoor public spaces.”
The county also “strongly recommended” that those who are 65 or older wear masks in those indoor settings, even if fully vaccinated.
Yolo is the first county in the Sacramento region to issue such a recommendation since California significantly relaxed mask rules for the fully vaccinated on June 15, in line with federal guidance updated a few weeks earlier by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Los Angeles County made a similar recommendation in late June.