LA is heading towards a new COVID mask mandate. Will other counties join? | app

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LOS ANGELES — With the resurgence of the coronavirus and rising cases and hospitalizations, Los Angeles is set to become the first county in California to reinstate mandatory public indoor masking.

If the situation sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Almost exactly a year ago, the county took the same action to combat a surge fueled by the Delta variant of the coronavirus. It was the first, but it wasn’t the last. Officials from at least 20 counties — including Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Sacramento and much of the San Francisco Bay Area — would eventually follow suit.

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