Foster City City Hall, in Foster City, Calif. on October 21, 2009. (Ananda Paulas/Bay City News)

Foster City officials announced they will be requiring everyone to wear face coverings indoors starting Thursday when visiting city-operated buildings.

The announcement is meant to align with recent federal and regional health recommendations that have recommended, but not yet required, masking when going into most indoor public spaces.

San Mateo County implemented a similar masking requirement earlier this week for everyone entering a county facility.

Foster City’s City Hall reopened to the public Monday for limited services available by appointment only during regular business hours. Other city services can be found online at

The city’s masking requirement only applies to city-operated facilities, not businesses or other employers in Foster City.