Marin County well being officers introduced Friday that the county will be a part of San Francisco in easing the indoor masks mandate in some settings subsequent week if native COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization charges proceed to lower.

Beginning Oct. 15, totally vaccinated folks would be capable to take away their masks in indoor settings like gyms and workplaces if the next situations are met together with the group dimension doesn’t exceed 100 folks, everyone seems to be vaccinated, the host maintains an inventory of everybody current, and entry to the exercise is managed and never open to most of the people, the county’s public well being division stated. 

The revision to the county’s indoor masks order — which nonetheless applies to all residents, no matter vaccination standing, in additional crowded settings like grocery shops — would additionally embrace worker commuter autos, non secular settings and school lessons.

“We’re not able to raise the mandate throughout the board, however we’re in an excellent place to ease restrictions for the most secure settings.” County Public Well being Officer Dr. Matt Willis stated in a press release. “Science exhibits that when a complete group is vaccinated, the danger of an infection is far decrease.”

San Francisco introduced Thursday {that a} related change can be made to its masks mandate on Oct. 15 if instances and hospitalizations proceed to stay secure or decline.


The revised mandate comes on the heels of Marin and  seven different counties — Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa — asserting Thursday three standards for when masks mandates may be lifted totally. 

First, a county should attain the “average” (yellow) tier of case charges as decided by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s knowledge tracker and stay there for 3 weeks. San Francisco is presently within the “substantial” tier.”

Second, the county’s well being officer should decide that COVID-19 hospitalizations are “low and secure.”

Lastly, 80% of a county’s whole inhabitants should be totally vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 or eight weeks have handed since a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for kids ages 5 to 11. As of Thursday, 75% of San Francisco’s inhabitants has been totally vaccinated.

San Francisco and Marin are the one counties to introduce the brand new guidelines for gatherings of people who meet often.