SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGET) — Fully vaccinated residents can go without masks in all but a few places starting June 15, state public health officials confirmed today.
California Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said as of Tuesday, vaccinated residents can go without masks except when in public transportation, K-12 schools, health care settings as well as homeless, emergency and cooling centers.
Those who aren’t vaccinated will be expected to continue to wear masks in indoor settings.
The new guidance is in alignment with guidance released last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowing fully vaccinated people to go without masks in most places, both indoor and outside.
The state didn’t lift its mask mandate at that time, instead saying it wanted to review the guidance first and give Californians time to prepare.
The new guidance will be presented to the Cal OSHA standards board tonight for consideration. It is unclear at this time whether the board will decide to require masking for employees.
NEW: California health officials say state will update its mask rules to allow those vaccinated to go without a mask except in:— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) June 9, 2021
*Public transportation & hubs (airports, bus stations)
*K-12 schools indoors
*Health care settings
*Homeless/emergency shelters & cooling centers