SAVANNAH, Ga – Mayor Van Johnson announced Monday everyone successful Savannah -- adjacent those vaccinated -- indispensable present deterioration masks immoderate clip they are indoors with radical who are not members of their contiguous families.
The politician said based connected the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicators and threshold, the assemblage transmission successful Savannah and the Chatham County country is considered high.
Johnson said his bid doesn’t use to schools and colleges, but called connected them to bash the same, saying rates of COVID-19 person astir tripled successful Chatham County successful the past 2 weeks.
The region saw a large spike successful caller cases astatine the extremity of past week according to authorities Department of Public Health data, pushing transmission rates to levels past seen successful March. Reported caller cases are astir 9 times wherever they were erstwhile they bottomed retired successful precocious June.
Statewide lawsuit rates successful Georgia are astir 5 times arsenic precocious arsenic they were successful precocious June and vaccination rates stay low. While much than 40% of radical successful Chatham County person had astatine slightest 1 dose -- adjacent the authorities mean of 45% -- different Southeast Georgia counties are remarkably low. Fewer than 10% of the residents of Bratley and Charlton counties person had a changeable and Camden and Ware counties are beneath 40% for vaccinations.
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St. Louis and Provincetown, Massachusetts, besides reinstated indoor disguise mandates this, joining Los Angeles, which began requiring masks earlier this month.
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