KGO Hosts React: Bay Area Mask Mandate Returns


Pedestrians wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in the Queens borough of New York. New York eased its mask and social distancing mandates again Wednesday, however, masks are still required for everyone in many settings. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


Masks are mandated

Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.

The new mandate – which applies to everyone, regardless of their vaccination status – takes effect on Tuesday in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma counties and in the city of Berkeley. Solano and Napa counties did not join their neighbors in the new mask mandate.

Listen below as John Rothmann asks why are you not wearing a mask?


CDC Says Mask Up…Again.

ABC News Correspondent Mark Remillard joins The Chip Franklin Show to provide details on why the CDC is reinstating masks. Chip shares why the CDC shouldn’t have changed the Mask Mandate in the first place.


Will the return of mask mandates hurt Governor Newsom in the recall?

The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro asks if rising COVID-19 cases and the return of more stringent COVID guidelines will affect Governor Newsom in the upcoming recall. Nikki also wonders if anti-vaxxers don’t feel threatened by Covid, would they purposefully expose themselves to the virus like chicken pox?

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