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California Changes Mask Requirements to Match CDC
California’s Department of Public Health has updated statewide masking guidance to match the CDC’s guidance, lifting California’s mask requirements for vaccinated individuals starting on June 15, 2021. Vaccinated people are able to come together without masks in most circumstances.
People who are unvaccinated must continue to wear a mask indoors in public settings to protect themselves and others. Also, there are some settings where masking is still required for everyone, such as:
Long-term care facilities
Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings
Governor Signs Executive Order to Expedite Cal/OSHA’s Revised Workplace Masking Guidance
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will expedite Cal/OSHA’s revised workplace masking and social distancing prevention requirements. This order follows an approval vote by Cal/OSHA on workplace guidelines that occurred earlier today. This order now puts workplaces in-line with guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, which ended most mask rules for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on June 15, 2021. While all social distancing requirements have been dropped, fully vaccinated employees are no longer required to wear masks indoors at their places of work, except where required by the state (such as public transit) or if required by their employers. Employees who are not vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors or where required by their employer. In addition, employers must document which employees are vaccinated by allowing employees to self-report on their inoculation status, as well as provide testing and approved face coverings, such as N95 masks, to unvaccinated workers. READ MORE