The end of the mask mandate in California is a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19. While it is a cause for celebration, it is important to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. Businesses and schools are still allowed to require masks, and individuals can choose to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so. By following public health guidelines and getting vaccinated, we can all do our part to help end the pandemic.
CA to end mask requirement, vaccine mandate for health care workers
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — California’s COVID masking rules are changing according to new information from the state’s department of public health.
Starting April 3, masks will no longer be required in indoor high-risk and health care settings.
Those areas include health care, long-term care, and correctional facilities as well as homeless, emergency and warming and cooling centers.
Wearing a mask in those high-risk indoor settings will still be recommended.
Also changing on April 3, the state will no longer require health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The state is also shortening isolation time.
If you test positive for COVID, you only have to isolate for five days, not ten, as long as you don’t have a fever and your symptoms are improving.