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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Santa Cruz County Recommends Indoor Masking for ALL Residents

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With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased reports of the very infectious Delta variant, the Counties of Monterey, Napa, San Benito and Santa Cruz now recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places. Out of an abundance of caution, people are recommended to wear masks indoors in places like: 

  • Grocery stores 
  • Retail stores 
  • Theaters 
  • Family entertainment centers 

Businesses are urged to adopt universal masking requirements for customers entering indoor areas of their businesses to provide better protection to their employees and customers. 

Fully vaccinated people are well-protected from the serious effects of COVID-19, including the Delta variants. Vaccinating as many people as possible continues to be our best defense against severe COVID-19 infection and the harm it can do to our region. Vaccines are very effective, free and widely available to everyone 12 years and older. To find a vaccination site near you, visit  

Current COVID-19 data can be found at   

Full Press Release available on the SC County Health Services page.

(photo credit by SLV Steve)

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