COVID Schools: California Changes Course On Schools Enforcing Mask MandateAfter initially telling schools they must send students home if they refuse to wear masks indoors, California public health officials abruptly changed course and said districts will be able to decide how to enforce the mask mandate.
COVID Schools: California To Require Masks For All K-12 Students Indoors For Upcoming School YearCalifornia public health officials announced Monday that K-12 students will be required to wear masks indoors at schools once the upcoming school year begins.
COVID: California Expected To Continue Requiring Masks Indoors At Schools After CDC AnnouncementState public health officials announced Friday that they will release updated guidance for the fall school semester next week encouraging schools to return to full in-person classes.
COVID: Masks, Social Distancing Slowed Spread Of Common Childhood IllnessesAll of the social distancing, handwashing and masking not only slowed down the prevalence of COVID-19 in kids, but also slowed down other childhood illnesses.
COVID Reopening: Cal/OSHA Withdraws Controversial Work Mask RulesCalifornia’s workplace regulators have reversed themselves for the second time in a week.
COVID Reopening: Bay Area Cities, Businesses, Residents Imagine Life After June 15With about a week to go before the state’s grand reopening, residents and businesses across the Bay Area were envisioning life after June 15.
COVID: Questions Surround New Cal/OSHA Rules Regarding Masks in WorkplaceIn a marathon, hours-long session that ended Thursday night, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) rejected and then approved its new mask rules, sparking pushback and public confusion.
UPDATE: Cal/OSHA Says Most Vaccinated Workers Must Keep Masks OnConflicted California workplace regulators approved controversial rules that allow workers to go maskless only if every employee in a room is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
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.