Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he will not use his department’s resources to enforce the county’s new mask mandate in a new statement released Friday.
Sheriff Villanueva said the county’s decision to reimpose the indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status is “not backed by science and contradicts the CDC guidelines.”
Read the Sheriff’s full statement:
Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science and contradicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has authority to enforce the order, but the underfunded/defunded Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance. We encourage the DPH to work collaboratively with the Board of Supervisors and law enforcement to establish mandates that are both achievable and supported by science.
Los Angeles County on Thursday announced it is reimposing