The State Recommends Masking For Public Indoor Settings

covid19 article PRESS RELEASE: Stuart Brown

The State recommends masking for public indoor settings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Effective immediately, face coverings (masks) are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status:

  • On public transit
  • Indoors in K-12 schools and childcare
  • Emergency shelter and cooling centers
  • Healthcare settings
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Long term care settings and adult and senior care facilities

Additionally, masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals in:

  • All indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public)

In California, unvaccinated persons continue to be required to wear masks in all indoor public settings. This guidance is an update, in light of review of the most recent CDC recommendations.

To achieve universal masking in indoor public settings, the California Department of Public Health is recommending that fully vaccinated people also mask in indoor public settings across California. 

This adds an extra precautionary measure for all to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, especially in communities currently seeing the highest transmission rates.

“We recognize the guidance to wear face coverings inside public spaces feels like a step back in our fight against this virus,” stated Bryan Wheeler, Director of Public Health.  “However, the Delta variant has proven to be easier to catch, and easier to transmit than previous strains of COVID-19.  Early implementation of this singular mitigation measure could rapidly slow the spread of virus in our community, especially as we experience the influx of summer visitors.  We urge residents and visitors to join us in this effort.”

Earlier this month, Mono County Public Health recommended the resumption of wearing face coverings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces.  The added concerns of the Delta variant, as well as a number of “breakthrough” cases (positive COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated individuals) remain cause for concern and could lead to potential rapid virus spread in the Mono County community if not properly mitigated.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Unvaccinated Californians can go to myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to schedule their appointment or attend an upcoming Mono County Walk-In Clinic to receive their free vaccination.

Details: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR21-234.aspx

s to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Effective immediately, face coverings (masks) are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status:

  • On public transit
  • Indoors in K-12 schools and childcare
  • Emergency shelter and cooling centers
  • Healthcare settings
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Long term care settings and adult and senior care facilities

Additionally, masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals in:

  • All indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public)

In California, unvaccinated persons continue to be required to wear masks in all indoor public settings. This guidance is an update, in light of review of the most recent CDC recommendations.

To achieve universal masking in indoor public settings, the California Department of Public Health is recommending that fully vaccinated people also mask in indoor public settings across California. 

This adds an extra precautionary measure for all to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, especially in communities currently seeing the highest transmission rates.

“We recognize the guidance to wear face coverings inside public spaces feels like a step back in our fight against this virus,” stated Bryan Wheeler, Director of Public Health.  “However, the Delta variant has proven to be easier to catch, and easier to transmit than previous strains of COVID-19.  Early implementation of this singular mitigation measure could rapidly slow the spread of virus in our community, especially as we experience the influx of summer visitors.  We urge residents and visitors to join us in this effort.”

Earlier this month, Mono County Public Health recommended the resumption of wearing face coverings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces.  The added concerns of the Delta variant, as well as a number of “breakthrough” cases (positive COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated individuals) remain cause for concern and could lead to potential rapid virus spread in the Mono County community if not properly mitigated.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Unvaccinated Californians can go to myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to schedule their appointment or attend an upcoming Mono County Walk-In Clinic to receive their free vaccination.

Details: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR21-234.aspx Ca

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Tourbillon
Tourbillon
1 month ago

The variant per the CDC is NOT the fault of the unvaccinated, disproportionately black and brown people, as the vaccinated appear to spread it too. Why else is the government masking the vaccinated?

Jubie
Jubie
1 month ago

Oh, but you can still contract COVID- even though vaccinated. While it’s rare, it has happened. If you did, you could then infect others. Sadly, this variant is a result of unvaccinated people and careless gatherings amongst themselves. It is frustrating- I hear you!

desco
desco
1 month ago

I’m vaccinated, tested. I can’t give anything. I can’t get anything. I feel like a puppet with someone jerking my strings.

Healthcare worker
Healthcare worker
1 month ago
Reply to  desco

Huh? You can still give and get the Delta variant of Covid if you are vaccinated. Being vaccinated just means you won’t end up on a ventilator and die from it. You would most likely have a milder case than an unvaccinated person. I know everyone’s empathy strings are being stretched tight, but keep being part of the solution, and doing the right things to stop the spread.