In regions where there is a substantial amount of transmission, “interior masking” will “have an effect,” as stated by the COVID-19 coordinator for Biden’s office.
On Sunday, Dr. Ashish Jha, President Biden’s COVID-19 coordinator, stated that the BA.5 variant of the omicron strain is responsible for the rise in the number of coronavirus cases that have been reported in Los Angeles County.
If the CDC does not reduce the threshold for what constitutes “high” transmission by July 29, Los Angeles is on pace to reinstall its universal indoor mask ban. During his appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” a question was posed to Jha about the decision made by the City of Los Angeles to restore its mask restriction.
Jha feels that the decision regarding mask restrictions should be left up to the local governments, which include towns, counties, and states. This is because communities and transmission patterns might differ greatly from one another.
On the other hand, the COVID community levels developed by the CDC include guidelines that are quite explicit in this regard. According to the CDC, residents of high-risk areas, such as Los Angeles County, should consider wearing face masks indoors because doing so is extremely important and will make a difference.