Los Angeles County will require people to wear masks indoors beginning Saturday, health officials said Thursday. The renewed comes as a result of rising cases since California's June 15 reopening.
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California's COVID cases have almost tripled in the last month, to a rate of 3,000 new cases a day, The New York Times reported, but that remains far below the winter peak of about 44,000 COVID cases a day.
"We expect to keep masking requirements in place until we begin to see improvements in our community transmission of COVID-19," Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis said in a release. "Masking indoors must again become a normal practice by all, regardless of vaccination status, so that we can stop the trends and level of transmission we are currently seeing."
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