California’s mask mandate is likely to be over on the same day that Governor Gavin Newsom expects a complete reopening of the US state.
Newsom told KTTV Wednesday that while he feels California would offer mask suggestions and guidance, the mandates for businesses would no longer be there from June 15, 2021, onwards.
When talking about big indoor settings where individuals from the world over convene and mix in dense spaces, Newsom said that there would not be any restrictions or mandates for businesses.
The California Department of Public Health introduced the mandate last June. The mandate has stayed in place right through the epidemic period, even as COVID-19 regulations were relaxed for people who received full vaccination.
In April 2021, Los Angeles County and California have aligned themselves with CDC’s recommendations.
Due to the change in the mandate, fully vaccinated people in Los Angeles could be outdoors with no masks if they are not part of a big gathering. They could also be with others with no masks indoors, or if they are around people with a low chance of catching the coronavirus disease. At the time of writing this, fully vaccinated people also have to use masks when indoors.
While Governor Newsom is yet to indicate what a complete reopening of the state would be like, it is likely to happen in mid-June. On the other hand, the United States of America has set July 04, 2021, as the target date for the reopening.