Bay Area health officers announced today that indoor masking requirements in public spaces may soon be lifted if certain criteria within jurisdictions are met. (The City of Dublin's jurisdiction is Alameda County.)
- The jurisdiction (Alameda County) reaches the moderate (yellow) tier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and remains at that level for three weeks;
- Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remain low and stable;
- Eighty percent of the jurisdiction's (Alameda County's) total population is fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson; OR eight weeks have passed since a COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by federal and state authorities for five- to 11-year-olds.
Approval of the vaccine for five- to 11-year-olds is anticipated sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Under this framework, it is possible that the indoor mask mandate will remain in place through the end of the year.