City of Beverly Hills states it will not enforce the mask mandate

Officials from Beverly Hills said Monday night that they would not enforce an indoor mask mandate if Los Angeles County issued a new health order, as widely anticipated.

According to the city’s statement, the unanimous decision was reached during a Beverly Hills City Council meeting.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is considering whether to enforce an indoor mask mandate again. This is because coronavirus cases are continuing to rise in response to the highly transmissible BA.5 variant, which has now become the dominant coronavirus mutation.

Los Angeles County had reached a threshold earlier this month that indicated high community spread of COVID-19. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer stated that the county would need to reduce transmission below the threshold. “high”To avoid the masking requirement returning, level before July 28.

Beverly Hills would be included if the Public Health Department reinstates a mandate for masks. But Monday’s announcement made it clear that the city has no intention to enforce such an order.

“I feel it is our job to lead and I support the power of choice,”Mayor Lili Bosse presented the item to the council meeting. “Our job is to be proactive and public about what we believe.”

Instead, the city claims it will enforce the mask mandate through the Public Health Department. The city may or not allocate resources to ensure compliance.

“We are not where we were in 2020, and now we need to move forward as a community and be part of the solution,”Bosse stated in a press release that he did not know the exact solution, but it was unclear what.

If hospitalization rates in Los Angeles County are not below the threshold, indoor masking will be required immediately. “high” threshold.

Masking indoors is recommended for anyone aged over 2 at the following locations:

  • Health care settings
  • Transport hubs and public transit
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Shelters and cooling centres
  • Correctional facilities
  • When required by a company or employer
  • Workplace Outbreaks
  • During the 10 day period following a COVID-19 assessment or exposure

If the universal indoor-mask mandate returns, facial covers will be required in these spaces:

  • Office sharing
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Indoor events
  • Bars and restaurants with indoor areas
  • Indoor areas at children’s programs
  • Indoor areas are available in schools for early childhood, summer school and higher education.

For more information on masking, click here L.A. County.


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