Los Angeles County officials released a new Health Officer Order Thursday requiring masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
The new order will go into effect on Saturday night at 11:59 p.m.
According to officials, exceptions will apply similar to masking requirements in place prior to June 15.
The move comes as more than 1,000 COVID cases a day have been reported in the county over the last seven days.
On Thursday, officials reported an additional 1,537 cases and three deaths.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID in L.A. County jumped to 452 on Thursday, up from 406 on Wednesday. Of those hospitalized, 96 are in intensive care units.
County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said the county is “not where we need to be” in terms of vaccinations
According to Davis, as of June 11, 10,712,037 vaccine doses have been administered and 5,067,109 L.A. County residents have been fully vaccinated.
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