San Francisco and Marin County to ease mask mandates
Under the counties’ new mask regulations, people working in offices, working out in gyms, or attending college classes and religious gatherings will not have to wear a mask. That is, if everyone at the location has proof that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.
The counties qualify to relax statewide masking restrictions because they’re now in the CDC’s yellow tier. That means they have moderate levels of community transmission, hospitalizations due to the virus have declined, and at least 80 percent of their populations have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
During the last few weeks, officials throughout the Bay Area have discussed easing indoor mask mandates. So far, the vaccination rate in the entire region is about 80 percent — that’s among the highest in the nation.