The advice, which officials said was a precautionary measure. It’s a change from the current approach. This allows people who are fully vaccinated without the need to wear a mask in most situations.
“Public health strongly recommends that people wear masks at home in places such as grocery stores or retail stores. Movie theaters and family entertainment centers and the workplace when you don’t know everyone’s vaccination status,” the LA County Department of Health said in a statement.
“Until we understand better how the delta variable is propagating and with whom. Everyone should focus on maximum protection with minimal disruption to their routines. as all businesses operate without other restrictions such as physical distancing and capacity limits,” the statement added.
The covid-19 delta variable originated in India And being blamed for rampant infections in that country and outbreaks in the UK and beyond, federal health authorities estimate that 20% of all new COVID infections in the country are caused by the delta variant. from 10% last week
This variant is considered more contagious than previous mutations of the COVID-19 virus and can exacerbate the patient’s symptoms. Health officials say people who are fully vaccinated will be protected from variants.
“While the COVID-19 vaccine Provides effective protection against hospitalization and death from delta variants. This strain has proven to be more contagious. And it is expected to spread more,” said Barbara Ferrer, LA County director of public health. Wearing a mask remains an effective tool to reduce the spread. Especially in homes where the virus may be easily spread through inhalation of aerosols released by an infected person.”
City News Service contributed to this report.
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