'We're the only ones': Alameda County supervisor trashes mask mandate

6/6/2022 10:31:00 PM

'We're the only ones doing this, which is very odd. No one else in the Bay Area is doing...

Nicholas) Moss, David Haubert

'We're the only ones doing this, which is very odd. No one else in the Bay Area is doing this.'

'We're the only ones doing this, which is very odd. No one else in the Bay Area is doing...

cases. District 1 Supervisor David Haubert wants to know why."It seems arbitrary to me," Haubert told SFGATE."Our health officer Dr. [Nicholas] Moss has always said he reserves the right to reinstate a mask mandate, but has never clearly defined the conditions for reinstating or removing a mandate. Maybe he doesn't want to tie himself down to something, but he needs to be more transparent."

Moss, whounder California health and safety laws, has broad power to enact sweeping COVID-19 restrictions without sign-off from elected officials, did not respond to an SFGATE request for comment. In a statement announcing the mandate, Moss said, “Rising COVID cases in Alameda County are now leading to more people being hospitalized and today’s action reflects the seriousness of the moment. We cannot ignore the data, and we can’t predict when this wave may end. Putting our masks back on gives us the best opportunity to limit the impact of a prolonged wave on our communities.”

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District 1 Supervisor David Haubert wants to know why. "It seems arbitrary to me," Haubert told SFGATE. The overall total had dipped as low as 209 in late April."Our health officer Dr. In a brief filed with the 11th U. [Nicholas] Moss has always said he reserves the right to reinstate a mask mandate, but has never clearly defined the conditions for reinstating or removing a mandate. Ferrer also said that if the quickening pace of virus-related hospital admissions seen over the past few weeks continues, the county could be moved to the U. Maybe he doesn't want to tie himself down to something, but he needs to be more transparent. An initial court appearance was scheduled for June 14 on his behalf.

" Moss, who under California health and safety laws , has broad power to enact sweeping COVID-19 restrictions without sign-off from elected officials, did not respond to an SFGATE request for comment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "high" virus-activity category by the end of the month. "Taking preventative measures is part of the CDC's core mission. In a statement announcing the mandate, Moss said, “Rising COVID cases in Alameda County are now leading to more people being hospitalized and today’s action reflects the seriousness of the moment. We cannot ignore the data, and we can’t predict when this wave may end. SUGGESTED: LA County could return to indoor mask-wearing if COVID numbers keep rising The county will move from the "medium" category into the "high" category if its average daily rate of new COVID-related hospital admissions rises above 10 per 100,000 residents, or if the percentage of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID-positive patients tops 10%. Putting our masks back on gives us the best opportunity to limit the impact of a prolonged wave on our communities." The findings in the CDC's mask mandate, they argued,"provide ample support for the agency's determination that there was good cause to make the order effective without delay.” Haubert would like to know why Moss is the only Bay Area health officer who made such a determination.2 per 100,000 residents, double the rate from a month ago. Allen was summoned Thursday to appear in court on one count of domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.

At the beginning of the current surge, Bay Area health officers recommended masks in indoor settings, that the region is well protected against severe illness and death thanks to high vaccination rates and increased infection-acquired immunity following the winter omicron wave. The city of Berkeley, which is under its own health jurisdiction, did not reinstate a mask mandate.7%, but also higher than it was last month. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in April after the CDC said the transit mask requirement"remains necessary for public health. "You can walk from Alameda to Contra Costa County and go into an indoor facility and have a very different experience," Haubert said."It's hard for me to believe the science would be able to explain why.. The virus doesn't know boundaries.2 omicron subvariant of the coronavirus that is driving new infections in the U. | Officials explain how gunman entered Texas classroom, killing 19 students, 2 teachers.

I want us to be consistent with the rest of the region, where all of the counties agree on something and advance, and it's more than just one person who feels something is appropriate. we're likely to move into the CDC `high' community level within a few weeks, towards the end of June, indicating an increased stress on the health care system," Ferrer said Thursday." Top Picks In Shopping .