Mask mandates are back again in California

Delta is dead, long live Omicron. California is already bringing back mask mandates. Starting tomorrow on Wednesday, masks are required in any indoor capacity, regardless of vaccination status. The Omicron variant brings much uncertainty, since its characteristics, such as its virulence or how current vaccines work against it, have yet to be fully analyzed.

This new mask mandate will be in place for 30 days which means it will expire on January 15th, 2022.

Omicron found in California

As soon as I heard about the newest COVID-19 variant Omicron appearing in other countries (and us as a result stopping flights from those countries), my heart sank. Now a week later, today, the first Omicron case in the United States was identified in San Francisco, California. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other Omicron cases across the nation; California simply has much more resources and firepower when it comes to identifying COVID-19.

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