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California County Implements ‘Indoor Mask Mandate’ that Includes ‘Private Homes’

Local leaders in Santa Cruz County, California imposed a new indoor mask mandate this week that applies to all enclosed settings, including private homes and apartments.

“An indoor mask mandate is now in effect in Santa Cruz County and it covers private settings like a home. If you are getting together with others who don’t live in the same household the county says you should mask up regardless of vaccination status. Businesses are also required to follow the guidelines. You can take off your mask when eating or drinking,” reports ABC San Francisco.

The news comes as the Biden administration “suspended” its nationwide vaccine mandate on all businesses with more than 100 employees.

“On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard. … The court ordered that OSHA ‘take no steps to implement or enforce’ the ETS ‘until further court order.’ While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation,” posted the agency on its official webpage.

Read the full report at ABC San Francisco.

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