Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott Implements New Indoor Mask Mandate Starting Monday

| August 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

During a press conference today, Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott announced a new mask mandate starting Monday at 9am. Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals will have to wear masks indoors.

Baltimore has a rising amount of COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant is spreading. The City had 53,789 COVID-19 cases in the past four weeks, which Mayor Scott said is a 374 percent increase.

Mayor Scott encouraged everyone to get vaccinated.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has not implemented any new mask mandates for the state. Currently, 77.9 percent of Maryland adults have been vaccinated.

Governor Hogan also encouraged non-vaccinated people to get vaccinated noting the danger of the new Delta variant. “The Delta variant is spreading like wildfire in areas with low vaccination rates,” he said.

Governor Hogan said that, to date, state health officials have identified 3,836 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among fully-vaccinated Maryland residents, which represents less than 0.12 percent of residents who are fully vaccinated.

State employees who work in congregate settings must have their first vaccination by September 1st or they will be “required to adhere to strict face covering requirements and will be required to submit to regular, ongoing COVID testing.”

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