Solano County adds new emphasis, STRONGLY recommending face coverings

By Roger Straw, May 14, 2020

At its May 12 meeting, the Solano County Board of Supervisors directed staff to more forcefully promote its longstanding recommendation for members of the public to cover their faces when out.

Solano Public Health was quick to respond.  In short order, the County’s Coronavirus Information page had a new logo (above) and the following statement:

Strong Recommendation for Cloth Face Coverings
Solano Public Health strongly recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores, clinics etc.), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

The link “strongly recommends” goes to a revised FAQ – Cloth Face Coverings page, with the opening statement:

Solano Public Health is strongly recommending community members to wear cloth face coverings when in public. This action will help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community and reduce the number of people infected.

The Benicia Independent joins many residents of Benicia in thanking the County staff for its quick response.  We also renew our call for the Board of Supervisors to adopt a mandatory face mask order.