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  • California Releases June 15 Re-Opening Guidelines

    Today, the California Department of Public Health announced new plans (effective June 15) to fully lift capacity and physical distancing requirements regardless of setting. This means restaurants and bars, concert venues, grocery stores, and a variety of other businesses can operate at full capacity at their discretion.
     
    All sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations (with the limited exceptions noted below for Mega Events).
     
    However, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them.
     
    Also as of June 15, California will fully align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding masking requirements. At present, the CDC states that fully-vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask in any setting, except where required by local governments and businesses.
     
    For "Mega Events", the state issues the following recommendations:
    • At outdoor live events with 10,000+ people, the state will recommend venues have verification of vaccination/negative test in place. Those who are not vaccinated or who do not show a negative test result can still enter if they wear a mask.

    • Indoor venues with 5,000+ more people require that all attendees provide verification of either full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to the event.

    Travelers are to follow current CDC regulations and CDPH Travel Advisory.