CA Moves Beyond the Blueprint
As the state moves beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy starting TODAY June 15th, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations (with limited exceptions for Mega Events).
CDPH Restrictions For Indoor & Outdoor Settings:
Vaccine Verification / Negative Testing
Required for Indoor mega events
Recommended for Outdoor mega events
No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests
Follow current CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings (listed below)
Follow CDC recommendations and CDPH Travel Advisory
Guidance for Individuals: Fully vaccinated individuals will not need to wear a mask EXCEPT in these settings: • Public transportation, including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways and taxis, as well as transportation hubs such as subway stations • Indoors in K-12 schools, child care and other youth settings • Health care settings, including long-term care facilities, homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers • Businesses that choose to require masks for all patrons • Indoor workplaces (with one exception): Cal/OSHA has proposed allowing vaccinated workers to stop wearing masks while on the job. This proposal will be discussed on June 17 and could go into effect June 28. Until the proposal is officially approved, all workers will need to wear masks indoors except if everyone in the workplace is fully vaccinated.
Guidance for Businesses, Venue Operators or Hosts: In settings where masks are required ONLY for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:
· Provide information to all patrons, guests and attendees 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. Note: No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.
CalOSHA aligns with CDPH guidelines: Cal/OSHA has aligned their newest proposed regulations to CDC and CDPH by eliminating the requirement for vaccinated employees to wear masks in many workplaces, HOWEVER the present emergency regulation remains in effect until the new proposed text is passed by the Standards Board and approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)—anticipated to go into effect AFTER June 15. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board will vote on these revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) at their next meeting on June 17. Until the proposal is officially approved, all workers will need to wear masks indoors except if everyone in the workplace is fully vaccinated.
Exemptions to mask requirements: The following individuals are exempt from wearing masks at all times:
· Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a mask because of the risk of suffocation. · 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.
Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce