San Francisco Mayor Breed in nightclub without a mask, report says

San Francisco Mayor London Breed was seen at a nightclub earlier this week and not wearing a mask, despite the city’s requirement to wear face coverings in indoor public places, according to a report published.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Breed and most other patrons at the Black Cat nightclub, which serves food and drink, did not wear masks while attending Wednesday. The city’s health order states that attendees of indoor shows must remain masked, except when actively eating or drinking.

The Chronicle reported that Breed “had a drinks table in front of her and often manned one” and “went through the night dancing, singing, and posing for pictures without covering her face.”

San Francisco nightclubs require patrons to show proof of full vaccination. San Francisco is one of the few local governments in California to have or plan for such a requirement.

The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Most counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Los Angeles, Ventura and Sacramento counties, and many others in California, began this summer to restore orders for universal indoor masks, regardless of or vaccination status.

The measures were taken after it became increasingly clear that, although vaccinated people are much less likely to contract the coronavirus and be contagious to others, inoculated people still have a small chance of become infected and potentially spread the virus.

In July, Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis called the indoor mask mandate an effective way to curb the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant without disrupting operations at businesses and hospitals. places.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 2 years and older wear a mask in indoor public places, regardless of their vaccination status.

In December, Breed expressed regret after dining at the upscale French Laundry restaurant in Napa County on Nov. 7, a statement that came as the fall and winter outbreak of COVID-19 gathered momentum.

Breed’s French Laundry dinner, which was also first reported by the Chronicle, did not violate any local health rules. At the time, indoor and outdoor dining was allowed in San Francisco and Napa County. His party dined in a semi-enclosed space.

But the revelation that Breed mingled with people outside her home at the famous, ultra-expensive restaurant appeared to go against warnings she and the city had issued a week earlier, urging San Francisco residents not congregating as usual for Halloween or for Dia de los Muertos.

Jerry C. Greiner