In video shared on social media, Breed, a Democrat, was seen final week dancing and singing alongside throughout a live performance at San Francisco’s Black Cat nightclub, the place members of the R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! have been performing. In one video, a maskless Breed may be seen dancing for greater than a minute with no drink or meals in hand, and pictures present her posing maskless with attendees and a few of the artists.

“Don’t feel as though you have to be micromanaged about mask wearing. Like, we don’t need the fun police to come in and try and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing. We know what we need to do to protect ourselves,” Breed instructed reporters on Friday when requested in regards to the episode at a information convention.

“No one has been more conservative about protecting themselves than I have, not just because I want to set an example, but because I don’t want to get Covid,” she added.

“I was eating and I was drinking and I was sitting with my friends and everyone who came in there was vaccinated,” she mentioned. “No, I’m not going to sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, eat and put my mask on,” she instructed reporters. “While I’m eating and I’m drinking, I’m going to keep my mask off.”

When San Francisco’s well being officers carried out the indoor mask mandate in early August, they did so at the side of the well being officers from Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Sonoma counties and town of Berkeley. At the time, the officers pointed to the extremely contagious Delta coronavirus variant, which was inflicting a spike in new Covid-19 circumstances within the area.

Breed will not be the primary California Democratic official to make headlines for violating their very own Covid-19 steering. Last 12 months, Gov. Gavin Newsom attended an unmasked birthday dinner on the elite Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry whereas urging Californians to remain dwelling and keep away from gatherings outdoors their households to cease the unfold of Covid. Newsom, who later apologized for attending the dinner, went on to outlive a recall election final week that was instigated partially by the imbroglio.

Breed herself went to a party at the French Laundry the day after Newsom’s, although she did not violate the precise Covid protocols governing the world by which the restaurant is positioned.

NCS’s Maeve Reston contributed to this report.