California's indoor mask mandate: A Bay Area guide to changes in your county

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California health officials ordered the return of the statewide indoor mask mandate in public settings, regardless of vaccination status, through Feb. 15, 2022.

Some counties were exempted from these rules or have made changes recently to reflect the surge in new cases from the omicron variant.

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Here is the month-long change in mask mandate policy for each Bay Area county:

Alameda - Removed the exemption that allowed people to take off masks in limited indoor settings like offices and gyms effective Dec. 30.

Contra Costa - Removes the exemption it had granted for limited indoor spaces like offices and gyms on Dec. 28.

Marin - Masks required in all indoor public spaces. Marin had reinstated its exemption from Nov. 2 for gyms and offices and other limited indoor spaces where everyone is fully vaccinated, but rescinded that exemption on Dec. 29.

Napa - No change in guidance.

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San Francisco - Removes the exemption for people in gyms and offices effective Dec. 30 to Jan. 31, 2021.

San Mateo - No change in guidance.

Santa Clara - No change in guidance.

Solano - Did not previously have any county-wide indoor mask mandate in place and now will have a new indoor mandate. There is no exemption.

Sonoma - On Dec. 30, removes the exemption that it had since Oct. 21 for fully vaccinated people in limited settings (i.e. office, gym, school classes, etc). Everyone must wear a mask in all indoor public settings.
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