Vaccinated Californians to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors Until June 15

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Vaccinated Californians to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors Until June 15
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By edhat staff

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising vaccinated Californians to continue wearing face masks indoors until June 15.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidance last week and stated vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. 

California is planning to implement these new CDC guidelines on June 15, the date when Governor Gavin Newsom plans to lift all COVID-19 restrictions for the state. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly stated this four-week period will give Californians time to prepare for the change while the state continues to focus on delivering vaccines, particularly in underserved communities.

“We urge all Californians to get vaccinated to ensure that infection and hospitalization rates remain low across the state and that we can all return to the activities we love. Until June 15, when California plans to fully reopen the economy, California will keep our existing guidance around masks in place," wrote Dr. Ghaly in a public statement.

Since May 3, face coverings have not been required for outdoor gatherings except at crowded events and for unvaccinated people when physical distancing cannot be maintained. In indoor settings outside of one's home including public transportation and schools, face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status," wrote Dr. Ghaly.

California has administered more than 34 million vaccines and is among the lowest case and positivity rates in the nation.

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a-1621292099 May 17, 2021 03:54 PM
Vaccinated Californians to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors Until June 15

3:51 PM - If only you would read the CDC recommendations on the CDC web page instead of getting your views from disinfotainment sources, you would know that the CDC recommends mask wearing for vaccinated people in all kinds of dicey situations.

Voice of Reason May 17, 2021 03:51 PM
Vaccinated Californians to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors Until June 15

School closures (against CDC recommendations), beach closures, outdoor mask requirements, outdoor dinning bans, reopening tiers based on a communities distance to liquor stores and parks (healthy places index) , cannabis and liquor stores as essential services (while schools aren't), continued mask mandates for the vaccinated (also against CDC recommendations), among many many others, are not based on science or data, even the "science" and data available when these decisions were made.

sacjon May 17, 2021 03:36 PM
Vaccinated Californians to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors Until June 15

BABY - I'm talking about what I've seen in businesses. They can't tell who is vaxxed or not, so they're erring on the side of caution. I'm fully vaxxed and don't wear a mask anymore anywhere unless required by the business I'm entering. BUT.... I think a lot of businesses are going to continue the rule after June 15, that's all. I can see their point though, with so many refusing to get vaccinated, you never know who is really vaxxed!

sacjon May 17, 2021 03:14 PM
Vaccinated Californians to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors Until June 15

BABY - you'd be surprised. Every business, bank, restaurant, etc I've been to in the last week since the CDC made its announcement STILL requires masks. It will be longer than June 15th for many businesses, as they can't tell who's vaxxed and who isn't. Don't burn your mask just yet.......

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