December 3, 2021

Benicia implements indoor mask mandate despite Solano County recommendation

BENICIA, Calif. (KGO) — Anybody aged 4 and up at the moment are required to put on a mask indoors at public buildings in Benicia. That features grocery shops, industrial workplace buildings and eating places.

Metropolis council members authorized the mandate yesterday.

Benicia is taking a more durable stance than the remainder of Solano County — the one Bay Space county and not using a mask mandate.

Earlier this month, ABC7 Information spoke with the Solano County Well being Officer who defined why they initially selected to not implement indoor masking.

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The Well being Director of Solano County says he does not consider a mask mandate would have a big effect.

“The data does not support the need for such a mandate. This disease in our county is very clearly spreading during/through social events, people who are going to parties, barbecues, picnics, campouts,” stated Dr. Bela Matyas.

The mandate goes into impact instantly and shall be reviewed in six weeks.

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