University of California, Davis: Sacramento Renews Mask Mandate, Joining Yolo County and Davis Campus

The Davis campus has reimposed its requirement for face coverings to be worn indoors, by everyone, vaccinated or not against the coronavirus, in alignment with Yolo County’s decision to do the same. The campus order took effect immediately July 27, whereas the county order takes effect Friday (July 30).

Yolo County and UC Davis had earlier recommended that vaccinated people resume wearing face coverings indoors, and several Bay Area counties are recommending the same, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, most of them attributed to the relatively new delta variant of the coronavirus.

Los Angeles County reinstated its mask mandate for all as of July 18, and Yolo was the second county in the state to do so. Updated July 29: Sacramento County became the third county to reimpose its mask mandate for all people indoors, effective 12:01 a.m. Friday (July 30).

UC Davis’ updated directive allows this exception for people who are fully vaccinated: You may remove your face covering when you are alone in an office or in a cubicle. If you are unvaccinated, you must wear a face covering indoors at all times and outdoors in crowded spaces.

The University of California and campus and health system leaders continue to emphasize vaccinations as a key to defeating the coronavirus.

Under a UC mandate, staff, faculty and students, if not fully vaccinated, will not be allowed on campus as of Sept. 8. A process will be announced soon for medical and religious exceptions.

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