Stanislaus County is removing it's mask mandate across the county that was enacted earlier this year to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect immediately, according to the announcement by county health officials Monday. A mask order was put into place back on September 4th and required all individuals in the county to wear face coverings indoors in all public settings, regardless of their vaccination status.That order was set to be removed as soon as the seven-day average case rate dropped below 20 cases per 100,000 per day, the county hit that mark on Monday.
“We have made progress decreasing the spread of COVID-19 in Stanislaus County, but we need to not let our guard down. We are entering the season where respiratory viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19, thrive and spread. Please continue to take measures to protect yourself and your loved ones,” wrote Dr. Julie Vaishampayan, Stanislaus County Public Health Officer.