State Releases New Face Mask Guidance to go into Effect June 15

The California Department of Public Health released new guidance on the use of face masks that will go into effect June 15.  Plumas County Public Health Director Dana Loomis shared some of the new information with the Board of Supervisors on June 8, when he presented his coronavirus update.  Fully vaccinated people in California will be able to stop wearing masks beginning June 15 in most settings.

This is the states latest guidance:

Guidance for Individuals

Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

Additionally, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

For additional information, individuals should refer to CDC Recommendations for Safer Activities (see CDPH Masking Guidance Frequently Asked Questions for more information).

Guidance for Businesses, Venue Operators, or Hosts

In settings where masks are required only for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:

No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.

Exemptions to masks requirements

The following individuals are exempt from wearing masks at all times: