Updated 6/30/2021: On June 15, 2021, Cal/OSHA aligned their face covering guidance with the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, which states that masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
- On public transit
- Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings.
- Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities)
- State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
- Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers
Exemptions to masks requirements
The California Department of Health states the following individuals are exempt from wearing masks at all times:
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
- Persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
If you are unvaccinated and feel you meet one of the exemptions above, please contact Haley Dodson.
Masks will no longer be required for vaccinated CCSD employees, but masks will continue to be required for unvaccinated CCSD employees and individuals in indoor public settings and businesses. While unvaccinated employees no longer have to wear masks in many outdoor settings, Cal/OSHA still requires unvaccinated employees to wear face coverings while driving in vehicles unless they are alone, eating or drinking, or require an accommodation. There are currently no restrictions applying to indoor and outdoor settings, with the exception of unvaccinated employees and members of the public being required to wear masks in indoor settings.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Haley Dodson.