No Masks! No Mas! Sort of…Inyo County Rescinds Public Health Order on Wearing Facecoverings

With Inyo County now in the Yellow Tier of the state’s Blueprint – Least restrictions category, Dr. James Richardson, the Public Health Officer has rescinded his previous mask requirement mandate issued last year. So, basically, no masks under certain circumstances. Remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and there will be circumstances where you should continue to wear a mask if needed or required.

Press Release:5/26/2021 Rescind face masks order

INYO COUNTY, CA, May 26, 2021Effective today, the Inyo County Public Health Officer has rescinded a previously issued Health Order requiring members of the public and workers to wear face-coverings and requiring businesses and indoor facilities to take certain related actions. The original local Order was issued May 8, 2020 and revised July 13, 2020.

As California prepares to move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy on June 15, limited safety measures will remain in effect and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and CalOSHA face mask requirements are expected to change in future weeks.  With the recension of the local Health Officer Order, Inyo County will continue to be subject to the current statewide order which includes the following guidance:

  • For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
  • For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
  • In indoor settings outside of one’s home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status, except as outlined in the Exemptions section of the CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.

For details regarding activities for fully vaccinated individuals and exemptions to wearing a face mask, please refer to the CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.  The County will continue to provide vaccine and COVID-19 related information as an opt-in/opt-out email option managed by Public Health and sent in both English and Spanish.  The sign-up form is available at the Inyo County Vaccine Information webpage.

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One Response to No Masks! No Mas! Sort of…Inyo County Rescinds Public Health Order on Wearing Facecoverings

  1. Maskless Locals May 29, 2021 at 5:35 am #

    What a worthless, meaningless oxymoronic statement and effort! Nothing changed or even moved in the Direction of the CDC’s directives in California. Bottom line is the vaccines work or it do not work. First responders and front line medical personal have demonstrated the Phizer and Moderna vaccines have an efficacy greater then 97% for person who are exposed to daily COVID-19 viral loads. The Governor is using this to make himself look like a hero just prior to the recall election – pathetic that politics are more important then the livelihoods of California tax paying residents…

     

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