California State Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that the state’s indoor mask mandate will be rescinded on February 15, 2022. The unvaccinated are tasked with remaining masked and as of now, Newsom has not announced any specifics regarding unmasking school children.
This change in state policy will now leave the individual counties and their Public Health Officers as the determiner of masking policy.
Last summer, there was a brief period of time when the state rescinded the indoor mask mandate and Mendocino County followed suit, but it was short-lived when the county’s Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren reinstated the mandate due to the rise of the delta variant.
We’ve designed a poll hoping to gauge Mendocino County residents’ perspectives on this pivot in masking policy, the risks of COVID-19, and your personal risk assessment.
If you would like to provide more long-form responses to our questions or have other concerns you’d like to address, please respond below in our comment section.