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CDC now recommends masking up indoors in Sacramento and 4 nearby counties

Federal health officials are now recommending that people be covered indoors in more parts of California, including Sacramento and four surrounding counties, because of the high levels of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday added more counties to their “high” community level, which relies not only on growing cases but also on community hospitalizations. Guidance for high-level counties is “wearing a mask indoors in public.” Instead, the CDC says people in “mid-level” counties “can choose to wear masks.” The CDC high risk level includes Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado and Solano. Other California counties that fall into the same category include Del Norte, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, Santa Clara and Sonoma. Alameda County, now ranked at the middle level of the CDC, will restore mask command to many internal settings on Friday. The high-level change will lead to a mask order for students in the Sacramento Unified School District. SCUSD has previously said that the transition to the high level of the CDC will activate the universal mask for students and staff in all school settings. KCRA 3 contacted SCUSD for information on the district timetable. On Wednesday, Sacramento County COVID-19 reported a weekly average of 36.1 7-day cases per 100,000 people, up from 32 the previous week. Hospital admissions rose to 150 from 138 last week. “We continue to monitor cases and the impact on hospitals,” county spokeswoman Samantha Mott said in a statement on the latest increase. “Public Health continues to recommend vaccination and mask use in public places. “Companies can make independent risk assessments and apply additional requirements such as coverage.”

Federal health officials suggest now that people are hiding indoors in many parts of California, including Sacramento and four surrounding counties due to high levels of COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday added more counties to its “high” at Community level, which is based not only on growing cases but also on hospitalization in the communities. Guidance for high-level counties is “wearing a mask indoors in public.”

Instead, the CDC says people in “mid-level” counties “can choose to wear masks.”

The counties in the KCRA 3 coverage area that are now at high CDC risk level include Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado and Solano.

Other California counties that belong to the same category include Del Norte, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, Santa Clara and Sonoma.

Alameda County, now ranked in the middle of the CDC, on Friday will reset a mask command in many internal settings.

The high-level change will lead to a mask order for students in the Sacramento Unified School District.

SCUSD said earlier that the transition to the high level of the CDC will provide universal coverage for students and staff in all school settings. KCRA 3 contacted SCUSD for information on the site schedule.

On Wednesday, Sacramento County COVID-19 reported a weekly average of 36.1 cases per 100,000 people in 7 days, up from 32 the previous week. Hospital admissions rose to 150 from 138 last week.

“We continue to monitor cases and the impact on hospitals,” county spokeswoman Samantha Mott said in a statement on the latest increase. “Public Health continues to recommend vaccination and mask use in public places. “Companies can make independent risk assessments and apply additional requirements such as coverage.”

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