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News - March 4, 2022

It's official: County ends indoor masking mandate

Santa Clara County joins rest of Bay Area, and the state, in dropping requirement

by Sue Dremann

For the first time since last summer, face masks are no longer required indoors in most settings in Santa Clara County

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 1, 2022 at 1:10 pm

Bystander is a registered user.

All people, regardless of vaccination status. Wonderful news. Sanity returns.

Posted by Concerned
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Mar 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm

Concerned is a registered user.

Since "the science" has conveniently shifted in tandem with the political climate, perhaps this woman will allow our children to breath properly in schools, and follow the national and state recommendations on masks in schools. Or, is that too much to ask of this wisest of public officials in Santa Clara county?

Posted by ProfvilleResident
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:41 pm

ProfvilleResident is a registered user.

Polling indicates Dems will lose midterms if restrictions remain. BA2 and other variants loom, but political exigencies > long-haul consequences.

Posted by Local
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 1, 2022 at 11:07 pm

Local is a registered user.

I am glad science prevailed - the costs of masks outweigh the benefits at this point.

Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 2, 2022 at 11:32 am

ALB is a registered user.

Dr. Sara Cody deserves a standing ovation for leading in the battle against this highly transmissible virus. Her public health policy is based on science. Thankfully vaccines are in the arsenal to keep fighting the good fight. Thank you Dr. Cody for your bravery in keeping us safe.

Posted by theAlex
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Mar 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm

theAlex is a registered user.

It's so dismaying to read the comments revealing many citizens don't understand how both science and public policy works.

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