BREAKING: California won’t lift its mask requirement until June 15 to give the public time to prepare and to ensure that cases stay low, the state health director says. Many states lifted mask requirements after new federal guidance was issued last week.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won’t lift its mask requirement until June 15 to give the public time to prepare and ensure cases stay low. State Health Director Dr. Mark Ghaly said Monday that a four-week delay will allow businesses time to make adjustments and more people to get vaccinated.
By DON THOMPSONMay 17, 2021 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won’t lift its mask requirement until June 15 to give the public time to prepare and ensure cases stay low.State Health Director Dr. Mark Ghaly said Monday that a four-week delay will allow businesses time to make adjustments and more people to get vaccinated.
“This four week period will give Californians time to prepare for this change, while we continue the relentless focus on delivering vaccines particularly to underserved communities and those that were hard hit throughout this pandemic,” he said.Many other states lifted their mask requirements last week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to skip face coverings and social distancing in most situations.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom already has said that if cases remain low the state will drop nearly all COVID-19 restrictions on June 15.California’s rules say people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus do not need to wear a mask outdoors unless they are attending crowded gatherings. headtopics.com
But the state has said they still must wear masks indoors unless they are meeting with other vaccinated people. The state has other rules for businesses and other public places that vary by county under its color-coded tier system, which is based on the prevalence of the virus.
The federal agency’s guidelines, issued Thursday, similarly say people should wear masks in crowded indoor locations like airplanes, buses, hospitals and prisons. Read more: The Associated Press »
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Massachusetts too and news flash: nobody cares because that was the tenative date anyways. A man made virus will die, if man does not keep making more of it.. +1 One more month & hopefully we’ll have 75% vaccinated population. The whiners can get rid of their mask 😷 Thank God and Gov. Newsom It was 'listen to the CDC' for months until it wasn't
Good for them!! Um, here’s all you need to prepare - if your fully vaccinated. If you’re not, keep that thing on. Masks are virtually optional now, at least in SoCal, except in places where it is enforced. That is the reality which Newsom knows already. So no big deal keeping the mandate until 6/15.
Finally; doing something smart Honestly, this is the best decision I have heard so far. Israel kills babies in Palestine. Please no more babies die. make their voices heard. stop the israel. HopeToGaza Breaking? An earthquake or tornado is breaking news. An idiotic mask requirement isn't breaking. Smart
Where is the news about genocide in Gaza? HopeToGaza Move the hell out of California Now 'the science' doesn't matter.