As of yesterday, Dec. 15, masks must be worn in all indoor public settings throughout California, regardless of vaccination until Jan. 15, according to a statement from the County of Los Angeles. With the rise COVID-19 cases and growing concern of Omicron, masks are essential and provide an extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID.
Public Health would like to remind residents that getting vaccinated or boosted remains critical as holiday traveling and gatherings begin.
Additionally, all residents should continue:
Getting tested to help reduce the spread, especially if you traveled for the holidays, have had a possible exposure or have symptoms; and
Adhering to masking requirements when indoors or at large outdoor mega events, regardless of vaccination status.
Residents are also reminded that they are legally required to be isolated if they have a positive COVID test result and that vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to be quarantined.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and are recommended for everyone 5 years old and older to help protect against COVID-19. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.
For more information, call the Lassen County Public Health Department at 251-8183.