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City council members approved the mandate yesterday.
Benicia is taking a harder stance than the rest of Solano County -- the only Bay Area county without a mask mandate.
Earlier this month, ABC7 News spoke with the Solano County Health Officer who explained why they initially chose not to implement indoor masking.
RELATED: Solano County health director defends decision to not implement indoor mask mandate
"The data does not support the need for such a mandate. This disease in our county is very clearly spreading during/through social events, people who are going to parties, barbecues, picnics, campouts," said Dr. Bela Matyas.
The mandate goes into effect immediately and will be reviewed in six weeks.
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