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Indoor Mask Mandate Takes Effect Friday Here

Nevada County has joined more than half the state’s population in issuing an indoor mask mandate. That’s public settings and businesses, and regardless of vaccination status. It takes effect on Friday. The order also strongly recommends that everyone wear face coverings outdoors in crowded settings or events, such as concerts. It comes on the heels of soaring case rates. Public Health Officer, Doctor Scott Kellermann, says our case rate is now the second-highest among all counties. He says the Delta variant is now labeled “younger, sicker, and quicker”, in comparison with the original virus….

click to listen to Dr Kellermann

Kellerman says over 30-percent of the county’s population, 12 and older, has had no COVID shot. But he says the full vaccination rate, which is only around 50 to 55-percent, would need to get to around 90-percent, to make a significant difference in stopping the spread…

click to listen to Dr Kellermann

The western county, which includes Grass Valley and Nevada City, has about 35-hundred more cases than the eastern county, or nearly five-thousand, since the pandemic began.

1 Comment

August 19, 2021

Mike McCurley

Nobody in the machine shop I've been working at has worn a mask in the last 18 months. Nobody here has caught the Bat Stew Flu. Kellermann can blow his mandate outa' his...

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