Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by the Associated Press on May 17, 2021.
California won’t lift its mask requirement until June 15 to give the public and businesses time to prepare and ensure cases stay low, state Health Director Dr. Mark Ghaly said Monday.
“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,” Ghaly said.
Many other states lifted their mask requirements last week after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to skip face coverings and social distancing in most situations. …