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Update: July 30, 2021

This week the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced updated Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings in California. This update supersedes all prior face covering guidance and took effect July 28, 2021. This update includes:

  • Recommendation for universal masking indoor public settings statewide, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Reiterates that masking is required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings.
  • Reiterates the settings in which all individuals must wear masks while indoors and adds Adult and Senior Care Facilities to those settings.
  • References new requirements for unvaccinated works in the State Health Officer July 26 Order.

The Inyo County Health Officer is not considering a masking order at this time. However, the State’s guidance that requires unvaccinated individuals to wear face coverings in indoor settings is strongly supported. Additionally the recommendation for universal masking in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status is also strongly supported. Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and contacts in Inyo County over the last week

Guidance for Businesses:
In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) or in some workplaces the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.

No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.

In settings where masks are required for unvaccinated individuals, businesses may choose to:

  • Provide information to all patrons regarding vaccination requirements and allow vaccinated individuals to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry.
  • Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask.
  • Require all patrons to wear masks.

Following masking guidance and recommendations and getting all eligible individuals vaccinated will continue to keep our children safe (including those currently ineligible for vaccination), their families’ safe, and our communities’ safe from COVID-19. 

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