COVID: California To Continue Mask Mandate Through June 15California health officials said Monday they were keeping the state's current mask mandates in place until June 15.
COVID: California Weighing Issues Around New CDC Masking GuidelinesCalifornia's governor said Friday that his office is weighing issues of enforcement and workplace safety in considering whether and when to adopt the latest federal guidelines around masking.
COVID: Walmart, Trader Joe's and Costco Drop Mask Requirements for Vaccinated CustomersShoppers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can shop without masks in some Walmart, Sam's Club and Costco locations as well as at Trader Joe's, the companies said in separate announcements Friday.
CDC: Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks In Most Indoor SettingsIn a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
UPDATE: Newsom Says California Likely To Keep Some Mask Mandates After June 15California is likely to have “guidelines and mandates” for wearing masks indoors after the state fully reopens next month, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, appearing to walk back comments from the previous day that indicated masks would be gone in nearly all situations.
As Experts Question Need for Masks in Bay Area, Many Remain Reluctant to Remove ThemHow comfortable will Californians be giving up their masks? That’s a question many people are asking themselves these days as wearing a face covering becomes more of a choice than a mandate.
COVID: San Francisco To Follow State Easing of Outdoor Masking RulesHealth officials in San Francisco announced Monday evening that the city would adopt the new guidance on masking that state officials plan to use, following CDC recommendations.
COVID: Masking Outdoors Revisited Amid Higher Vaccinations - 'We Are In A Transition Phase'Health experts say the risk of contracting COVID-19 has always been very low outdoors if you're not in a large crowd. Now with so many people being vaccinated they say the risk is even lower.
COVID: With Marin On Brink Of Yellow Tier, An Expert Gives Pointers On Mask EtiquetteMarin County could be the first Bay Area county this year to drop into the least restrictive Yellow Tier on Tuesday. What will the proper mask etiquette be? A health expert weighs in.
COVID Protocols Like Masks, Hand Washing Made This Year's Flu Season 'Almost Nonexistent'Experts have called this year's flu season nearly "non-existent" as Americans adhere to mask wearing, handwashing and social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather With Each Other Without MasksAs California surpasses the 10 million mark in vaccines distributed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidance Monday that allows fully vaccinated Americans to gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.
COVID: Santa Clara County Correctional Deputies Under Scrutiny After Photos Of Mask-Free Party SurfaceThe Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it is looking into photos posted on Facebook that show at least three of its correctional deputies at an indoor party last weekend.
COVID: Calvary Chapel San Jose Defies Judge's Contempt Of Court Ruling; Plans Continuing Indoor Worship ServicesThe day after a judge ruled a San Jose church in contempt of court for violating county COVID-19 health orders, Calvary Chapel San Jose plans to continue with indoor services.
COVID Restrictions: Calvary Chapel San Jose, Pastor Held In Contempt For Defying Gathering, Mask OrdersA Santa Clara County judge Tuesday held a San Jose church and its pastor in contempt over holding large indoor gatherings with hundreds in attendance in violation of COVID-19 safety protocols.
COVID Purple Tier: Maskless Shopper At Morgan Hill Target Arrested For Pulling Gun On EmployeesA man who was confronted at a Target store in Morgan Hill about not wearing a mask was arrested after brandishing what appeared to be a handgun from his pocket, police said.