California to reinstate mask mandate for indoor public spaces
California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said Monday that the state will reinstate a mask mandate in all indoor public spaces starting on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Why it matters: The move comes amid rising concern about the Omicron variant, which has led to an uptick in cases in recent weeks. The rate of infections in California has increased 47% since Thanksgiving, per Reuters.
- The mandate will be in place for one month.
- Some counties already enforce their own indoor mask mandates, according to Los Angeles Times.