California’s mask mandate will come to an end on Tuesday, but there will still be some situations and places where face coverings are required.
The California Department of Public Health has updated the mask requirements to fall in line with the suggestions from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidelines start Tuesday when the state’s COVID-19 tier system ends.
People who are fully vaccinated will not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors, except at the following locations: on public transportation, homeless and emergency shelters, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, including long term care facilities, and K-12 campuses and child care facilities.
People who are not vaccinated are required to continue wearing masks in indoor public settings and businesses.
The CDPH said businesses and venue operators can either provide information about vaccination requirements and allow people to self-attest if they have been vaccinated; or require vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask; or require all patrons to wear masks.
No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.
Cal/OSHA decided the current regulations requiring workers to wear masks and social distance when indoors will remain in place for now. Their board will review the requirements, perhaps as early as June 17, but even if they vote to ease the requirements it wouldn’t take effect until a couple of weeks later at the earliest.