Sacramento's public health officials say they are monitoring cases and working towards finding a time in the near future to lessen indoor coronavirus restrictions, which currently includes wearing a mask despite vaccination status. Health officials with Sacramento County Public Health met with media this week to discuss the current case rate in the county and the next steps in the progress. Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye told the County's Board of Supervisors this week that when COVID-19 cases are less than 5 per 100k, the indoor face-covering requirement could be dropped for fully vaccinated people. Last time the daily case rate was that low was before the Delta surge back in May. Daily cases are still around 17 per 100k, but if projections hold, Sacramento County could see those numbers drop to pre-Delta Variant levels in the near future. However, no specific date or time frame has been noted at this time and these talks are in the preliminary stages. Data from the state shows that more than 57% of County residents are fully vaccinated.
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