CA Will Require Masks for Unvaccinated People in Indoor Public Settings

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Tom Tapp on June 9, 2021.

California updated its masking guidance yet again on Wednesday. The news comes after a series of confusing announcements on the subject from state and federal officials and just hours before another announcement that may supersede the guidance issued by state officials.

The guidance issued Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health says that, beginning June 15, fully-vaccinated people will be able to resume everyday activities without wearing a mask. Masks will be required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses. Masks will also be required in some limited situations regardless of vaccination status. Those exceptions include public transit, schools and childcare centers (pending updated CDC guidance), healthcare and long-term care facilities, prisons, and emergency or homeless shelters.

Los Angeles County health officials announced shortly thereafter that L.A. will align with the State’s masking guidance. …

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