Monterey County in CDC Substantial Transmission Range; Indoor Face Covering Requirement in Effect November 5th
Monday morning, November 1, 2021, the CDC published data showing that Monterey County was in the “substantial” community transmission range as of Friday, October 29, 2021. Monterey County’s Indoor Face Covering ordinance took effect on October 29, 2021, and its face covering requirements will therefore take effect on Friday, November 5, 2021. The face covering requirements will remain in effect for 30 days unless the Board of Supervisors terminates the requirement.
Once in effect, the ordinance requires masks be worn in indoor settings regardless of vaccination status (unless an exemption applies).
You can read more about the face covering ordinance, exemptions, how requirements are triggered and lifted and how to report any violations at https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/indoor-face-covering-ordinance
You can follow the County’s CDC data at https://covid.cdc.gov/Covid-data-tracker/?fbclid=IwAR32XlPRMnJVO0wmTyk6xCnpp_z8DJIVFkh-kORwfBSNbw4Y44SGRClN53c#datatracker-home
Until the face covering requirements go into effect, Monterey County continues to follow state mask guidelines and Monterey County’s Health Officer continues to recommend all residents wear face covering indoors in public settings or in crowded situations.