SF's Health Officer talks masking, schools, and the delta variant

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By San Francisco Public Press, KSFP, Laura Wenus, Liana Wilcox, and Mel Baker. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The delta variant has arrived in the Bay Area. Though San Francisco's case numbers seem to be rising, most residents are vaccinated here. But people under age 12 aren’t eligible yet, which raises the question of what to do in schools. San Francisco will require all students to wear masks indoors, but not outdoors, while at school. Dr. Susan Philip, San Francisco’s Health Officer, returns to Civic to talk about the details of the current mask rules, the delta variant, and the importance of vaccines. **Update, 7/16: A few days after this episode published, Bay Area health officials made a joint recommendation that everyone wear masks in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. They cited an increase in COVID-19 cases and increased circulation of the delta variant.**

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