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More Than Half Of Californians Asked To Wear Masks Even If Vaccinated

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face protective masks walk on Hollywood Blvd during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles

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More than half of all Californians are being asked to wear a mask indoors even if they've been vaccinated.

Now 17 counties are urging people to mask-up indoors. The latest numbers show 56% of Californians live in a county that either recommends or requires indoor masking for all individuals. For the second day in a row, Governor Newsom was asked on Tuesday if the state’s mask mandate is returning. At first, Newsom sidestepped, as he had Monday with, “We’ll see. At the end of the day, the epidemiology on the variants will make that determination.”

Newsom also said that July numbers show the Delta variant present in over 60% of the state’s Covid tests genomically sequenced. Nationally, it’s 83%.

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