Photos: New mask mandate, L.A. County now leading national battle against Delta variant

New mask mandate takes effect in L.A. County

7/17/2021 9:04:00 AM

Photos: New mask mandate, L.A. County now leading national battle against Delta variant

New mask mandate takes effect in L.A. County

PrintIn reinstituting an indoor mask mandate, Los Angeles County has once again positioned itself at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus, particularly the hyper-virulent Delta variant.But whether the region becomes a national lodestar or remains on its lonesome remains an open question.

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People wait in line to order a sandwich at Philippe the Original in Los Angeles on Friday. Starting Saturday night, residents will again be required to wear masks in indoor public spaces regardless of their vaccination status.(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

L.A. County is far from the only corner of the country to experience a sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks. But it’s by far the largest area to turn to mandatory masking, even for those who are vaccinated, in hopes of turning the tide. headtopics.com

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe effects of the new health order, which goes into effect Saturday night, won’t become clear for a few weeks — an eternity in a pandemic that’s already demonstrated it can change trajectory on a dime.Irma Avila and her children make their way through the Union Station west passageway in Los Angeles on Friday. The family was visiting from Riverside for a day trip to the California Science Center.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)Brandy Muniz, 31, of Highland Park wears a mask while walking Friday in Highland Park.(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)Sam Weissler, left, enjoys an iced coffee while Ryan Maldonado, 30, right, is painting inside a window at Three Kings Tattoo on Friday in Highland Park.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)Peter Hawks, an apprentice tattooer, sweeps inside Three Kings Tattoo on Friday in Highland Park.(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)Travelers make their way through Union Station in Los Angeles on Friday.(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

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This does nothing. Political theater. It's not too late. Add some tips will be much better against DeltaVariant If men think masks diminish their masculinity, I can verify that women already don't like you. Masks mean you are responsible and caring, therefore masksaresexy If they are leading the battle then why do vaccinated people need to wear masks? What sCiEnCe am I supposed to trust? 🤡 clowntown

actorvijay Idk how, when 20% of ALL country wide cases are coming out of FL. Nope. The vaccine is out. We were told this would be over then. It either works or it doesnt. Stop fear-mongering. If people are burdened with political, economic and security burdens, as well as created problems by Int. Organisation, Corporations, Secret Societies, Governments etc, for the sake of Satan and certain People, life will be totally ruined. Let people live freely

Your tyranny is showing

L.A. County To Require Masks Indoors For All As Delta Strain Of COVID-19 Surges“This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,' the county's health officer said. Even vaccinated residents are required to mask up indoors again. When you're no longer drinking the leftist Kool aid but injecting it straight in your veins 🙄

L.A. County To Require Masks Indoors For All As Delta Strain Of COVID-19 Surges“This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,' the county's health officer said. Even vaccinated residents are required to mask up indoors again.

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Los Angeles County sheriff will not enforce new mask mandate: ‘Not backed by science’Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Friday he will not use his department to enforce a mandatory indoor mask requirement set to take effect this weekend amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across the county since its reopening. He’s wrong. Look I hate wearing a mask I do man, however I wear it for my fellow citizen. I get sick all the time. However I have not been sick once since November 2019. I began wearing a mask everywhere since late Feb 2020. Masks work man! Yes I am fully Vax as well with the Moderna! He can read and and if he can understand what he reads fair play to the sheriff making his decision

With new mask rules, L.A. County is asking the vaccinated to help the unvaccinatedWith new indoor mask mandate, L.A. County is asking the vaccinated to help the unvaccinated.

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