Alameda County to Reinstate Public Indoor Mask Mandate Beginning June 3rd

Businesses here don’t want them because they cut into business, but look what happened – they brought them back’

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The Alameda County Public Health Department announced on Thursday that they would be reinstating the mask mandate for most indoor public places in the County.

According to a statement from the County Public Health Department, the move to reinstate masking comes as the number of new COVID-19 cases in Alameda County has shot drastically up in the past several weeks, surpassing last summers Delta variant wave and already encroaching on the number of cases from the 2021-2022 winter surge. The County is averaging between 800-900 new cases a day with 102 people currently being hospitalized for contracting the virus. Both figures are up by 20% from only a few weeks ago.

While the County has become the first to reinstate mandatory indoor masking since the end of the winter surge earlier this year, there will be exceptions in the County. K-12 schools will not be covered by the mandate with it already being the end of the school year, and with the city of Berkeley also not falling under the mandate due to them having their own public health department. However, all other areas, including Oakland, fall under the new mandate.

“Rising COVID cases in Alameda County are now leading to more people being hospitalized and today’s action reflects the seriousness of the moment,” said Alameda County public health officer Nicholas Moss in the Thursday press statement. “We cannot ignore the data, and we can’t predict when this wave may end. Putting our masks back on gives us the best opportunity to limit the impact of a prolonged wave on our communities.

“We held off doing this as long as we felt it was reasonable, but with the numbers continuing to go up and when we started to see concerning signals, we felt we needed to act.”

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Director Colleen Chawla also noted that “We thank Alameda County residents, employers, and businesses for continuing to rise to the challenge in response to this pandemic. Unfortunately, COVID has not gone away and once again, we must take measures to protect ourselves, friends and community members, and employees and patrons from this very infectious virus.”

Negative reaction to the return of the indoor mask mandate

However, many citizens and business owners in Alameda County seriously questioned the return of the mask mandate on Thursday, with many reacting negatively to the Department’s decision.

“No. No no no no no,” said Lucinda Jackson, a local East Bay business owner who said her businesses only returned to the black for the first time since early 2020 just last month, to the Globe on Thursday. “They said it wouldn’t happen again. They said on TV masks wouldn’t be back. Everyone was saying they wouldn’t be back. Businesses here don’t want them because they cut into business. But look what happened. They brought them back.”

“This is the same government that right after all the BLM protests, said to go out and support black owned businesses. And now, by putting the mandates back, they are hurting us. This isn’t a one-dimensional issue. Putting the mandates back have consequences way beyond health, which, we should note, isn’t hospitalizing nearly as many people now. This makes me ashamed of my County.”

Click here to read the full article in the California Globe


  1. Eleanor Howard says

    The insanity has never stopped, just slowed down. Now it begins again. How many of us remember winters with a high number of people coming down with the flu? The government never demanded that we wear a mask.

    If the people pushed back at this insanity, it would stop the government from making these declarations. But in California, we have so many SHEEPLE that they can easily do this, and people will follow. If the government came out and said, “Wear a mask, crawl on the floor and keep your eyes closed,” we know that is exactly what many SHEEPLE would be doing.

  2. Hah!!! I was the first person to call this LAST YEAR!! This will never stop!
    Wake up!
    Do not comply…! If you do, own it.

    Friggin sheeple….

  3. Alameda County most likely has one of the most compliant populations when it comes to getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Yet, Covid cases are on the rise. So much for the efficacy of the vaccines.

  4. Just mandate that everyone take another one of those SAFE AND EFFECTIVE vaccines!

  5. Really??? says

    Looking at the national stats, the areas that have had the highest vaccination rate, and the most mask mandates also seem to have the most infections.

    There does not appear to be any real natural immunity reserve in their populations.

  6. Disgusted in California says

    Interesting – VERY few of these idiots rate even an RN after their name, let alone an MD!!! Pure bullshit – – – oh, and they SHOULD BE PROSECUTED for practicing medicine without a license!!!

    IF you do as they say – you are contributing to their idiocy!!!!!!

  7. There will be people who do business in the next county that is not forcing mask…thus a loss of tax revenue. There will people who will do a complete exodus from the county and/or state,,,thus a loss of tax revenue. Such brilliant politicians. If mask had worked there would be no Covid. If mask prevent virus illness then why did the brilliant policy makers allow so many millions to have died from previous flu seasons?

  8. Stan Sexton says

    Covid is a Bio-Weapon designed to be Mask and Vaccine-Resistant. Just accept it. Don’t give in the the Davos Boys and their Great Reset Plandemic. Get ready for the next disease by improving your immune system. Zinc, D3, Beta-Glucans, Inositol, Quercetin, C, High Gamma Vitamin E, NAC and Glutathione. Stay away from the vaccines and boosters. They kill the immune system.

  9. The mask mandate has nothing to do with a virus. It’s all about power and control.

  10. PapaBear says

    Masks were studied years ago as a means to prevent flu virus. Masks don’t work. It should be obvious by now.

  11. Mr. Pickle says

    Alameda county officials are retarded. They pull crap like this in this socialist county all the time. None are Doctors, and the cheap, ineffective (proven) cheap masks DO NOTHING to protect you. Only the certified ones have SOME protection but not all. This is nothing more than nanny gate stuff, power over citizens, Conrol, etc. I have no clue why residents of AC continue to vote in these lame brain idiots to represent them. If you like socialists/communists telling you what to do, them leave the country. America is better than this. The ONLY way to stop this is VOTE out that partisan party in the majority. PERIOD. Papa Bear has it RIGHT. EdC is right too. So is Stan, Bruce, Disgusted, pretty much all commenters.

    Again, VOTE_VOTE_VOTE & VOTE out the so called leadership of BOS, et al…. Don’t vote for existing incumbents, as it is proven that major cities have the worst issues with BIG city politics that are going backwards, and not worthy of dying for. (PUN intended) Remember, Life-Liberty-and pursuit of happiness… 🙂 Again, VOTE! Clean out the existing house of ALL elected officials that are drunk on power and re-election in Alameda County. They all have records, study them and especially WHO are their donors…….. Might surprise you who gives them money……..
    PS: I will NEVER vote again for a Democrat as they are ALL hypocrites & and follow the leader LIARS.

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