How state COVID-19 guidelines have changed
Sacramento, Calif. — Officials say that starting Tuesday, in most cases, Californians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can abandon masks, when the state plans to shelve most of the pandemic-related restrictions Confirmed on Wednesday.
After the federal agency revised its rules to allow vaccinated people to not wear masks in more places for more than a month, the relaxed mask restrictions will bring California into line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last COVID-19 vaccination.
Where is it still necessary for everyone to wear a mask?
Starting from June 15th, people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask, except in the following cases:
- On public transportation such as planes, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and carpooling
- At transportation hubs such as airports, bus terminals, docks, railway stations, seaports or other ports, subway stations, etc.
- K-12 school and childcare facility interior
- All healthcare facilities and long-term care facilities
- State and local detention correctional facilities and detention centers
- Homeless shelters, as well as emergency shelters and cooling centers
What about people who have not been vaccinated?
California Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mark Gurry, said that people who are not fully vaccinated must still wear masks in all indoor public places and businesses, including shops, restaurants, theaters and government offices.
“We know that the risk of exposure to and infection with COVID-19 will continue to exist in California until we reach a higher level of community immunity, and we know that about 15% of the state’s population-that is, young people under the age of 12 ——I am not eligible to be vaccinated,” Gary said. “So we have a whole group of Californians who are still susceptible.”
According to reports, as of Thursday, about 54% of eligible people had been vaccinated. Status data.
Can companies require customers to wear masks?
Gali said that where there is a need to wear masks for people who have not been vaccinated, companies and venues have three options.
Companies can require all customers to wear masks, implement verification methods to determine whether people have not been vaccinated and are required to wear masks, or just tell all customers about vaccine requirements and let people “self-certify” that they comply with the regulations. Before letting them in.
Ghaly said: “If someone enters their business or operation without wearing a mask, this should be regarded as a self-certification of someone being vaccinated.” “So, for example, we don’t require companies to send someone to check the status of vaccines at the door as a way to comply with this. A prescribed way.”
Gary said that issuing guidelines for masks is sufficient to meet the state’s requirements.
What about in the workplace environment?
In the workplace, employers must comply with Cal/OSHA standards.
On Wednesday, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board modify A recently passed regulation allows employees not to wear masks until every employee in the room has been vaccinated.
Next week, the board of directors will recommend new changes. It is not clear what they will be, but officials said they will work to make workplace rules more in line with public health guidelines.
Can I still wear a mask after a vaccine?
State officials stated that no one can ban wearing masks, and companies and establishments cannot tell people to take off their masks before they can participate in events or enter businesses.
Who is exempt from wearing a mask?
According to the guidance of the state government, people who are exempt from wearing masks even if they are not vaccinated are as follows:
- Children under two years of age
- People with disabilities who have medical or mental health conditions or who cannot wear a mask.
- People who are hearing impaired, or those who communicate with hearing impaired people.
- People who cannot wear masks, because this will bring them risks in their work. But this is determined by local, state or federal regulatory agencies or workplace safety guidelines.