The following is a press release issued by the City of Fort Bragg
Following the new guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the strong recommendation of the Mendocino County Health Officer, Dr. Coren, the City of Fort Bragg will implement mandatory face coverings inside City-owned buildings and facilities, effective Thursday, July 29, 2021, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions to the face covering requirement, including those who are unable to wear mask for medical or health reasons and those under the age of two years old will continue to apply.
The decision to revert to the stricter face covering requirement follows increases in the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 in Mendocino County and the spread of the Delta variant, which is two times as contagious as prior variants. As of July 27, 2021, the average number of cases in Mendocino County is over fourteen (14) a day. City Manager, Tabatha Miller stresses that “this is a simple step that both fully-vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals can take to protect ourselves and others.”
The City is not mandating any businesses or organizations to require masks to be worn indoors, but is encouraging individuals and other businesses to consider following Dr. Coren’s and other health officers’ advise across the State to implement mask wearing while indoors and outdoors in crowded conditions.