It Never Ends: LA County Reinstates Mask Rules
At least nine people who work at the California state Capitol tested positive for the coronavirus last week, including four who are fully vaccinated, triggering a return of the mask mandate for lawmakers and staff.
When the Capitol reopened last month, masks were still required in public places like hallways, committee rooms and legislative chambers.
But fully vaccinated lawmakers and staff were allowed to remove their masks while working in their offices.
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It appears the outbreak is among employees of the state Assembly, although no official has confirmed all nine cases occurred among those workers.
Debra Gravert, the Assembly's chief administrative officer, said in a memo last week that seven cases were of people who worked in the same office.
Secretary of the Senate Erika Contreras said that chamber doesn't have any “current cases.""