Public Health New Guidelines for COVID-19 at End of State of Emergency


California’s state of emergency for COVID has ended and Public health is easing requirements for workers in high-risk and healthcare settings.

Starting with the new month, masks will no longer be required in indoor health care, long-term care, and correctional facilities as well as homeless, emergency, and warming and cooling centers. The state will also no longer require vaccination for healthcare workers including those in adult care, direct care, correctional facilities, and detention centers.

With the new guidance if you catch COVID-19 you can return to work after 5 days if you are feeling well, and have not had a fever for 24 hours, even if you are still testing positive for COVID.

This March marks the third anniversary of the start of the Pandemic, and one National poll from the University of Florida suggests that roughly one-third of Americans say that they are still not confident in the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, or the guidance provided by public health officials, while over half say that they are at least “somewhat concerned” about new variants.