L.A. County Backs Down, Cancels Return to Mask Mandates as COVID Hospitalizations Fall

L.A. County Backs Down, Cancels Return to Mask Mandates as COVID Hospitalizations Fall


Los Angeles County will not re-impose a mask mandate, as it had threatened to do, because coronavirus cases began to fall and the hospitalization rate fell below the threshold of ten cases per 100,000 residents, public health officials said Thursday.

As Breitbart News reported earlier in July, the county reached the threshold for “high” community levels of COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), beginning a two-week countdown to new mask mandates.

But local businesses protested loudly, and city governments in El Segundo, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Pasadena announced that they would not comply with any renewal of the mask mandates by the county.

L.A. County public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a briefing Thursday

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