Sacramento County health officials are recommending residents wear masking indoors to curb the spread of the corona virus.
With cases rising, officials advise residents to wear face coverings when shopping, eating at restaurants, or other indoor locations with large numbers of people. County officials say the increase in daily COVID-19 cases appears to be due, in part, to the Delta variant.
“The drastic increase in cases is concerning – as is the number of people choosing not to get vaccinated,” said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Olivia Kasirye in a statement. Los Angeles, the most populous county in the nation with more than 10 million residents, also joined Sacramento on Thursday in urging everyone to wear masks indoors.