State Will Officially Align With CDC Masking Guidance As Part Of June 15 Reopening

June 9, 2021 19:00 pm · 27 comments

One of the California’s top public health officials confirmed Wednesday that the state will align with federal face masking guidance when the state’s tiered reopening system is lifted next week.

The masking guidance as outlined by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would enable fully vaccinated residents to forego wearing a mask in most indoor and outdoor situations unless required by an individual business or local health department.

The updated guidance will have exceptions for a handful of situations, like riding public transit or being in a school, a child care setting, a health care setting or a nursing home.

“Fully vaccinated people can resume everyday activities without wearing a mask, except in a few limited settings that are required by federal and state rules,” state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Wednesday during a briefing on the updated guidance.

Unvaccinated residents will still be required to wear a mask or face covering when indoors, Ghaly said, or when attending large outdoor events like concerts or sports.

State officials have previously stated their intent to lift most masking requirements when the state lifts its reopening tier system, formally known as the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, on Tuesday.

While the CDC issued its updated masking guidance on May 13, Ghaly and other state officials said they would hold off on implementing the guidance until June 15 to determine how to enforce the new rules.

On Wednesday, Ghaly said that enforcement mechanism will be, more or less, an honor system between businesses and their customers, if a business does not require customers to confirm their vaccination status or require all customers to wear a mask regardless of their status.

“Business owners will need to post requirements that people who are unvaccinated are still required to wear masks,” he said. “But if somebody comes into their business or their operation without a mask, it should be considered a self-attestation for someone being vaccinated.”

The state will also not require most businesses to check someone’s vaccination status before they are allowed inside without a mask.

That latitude will not be afforded to indoor events with 5,000 or more attendees, which will be required through at least Oct. 1, to confirm that attendees are fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to the event.

Ghaly stayed mum on how the state aligning with the CDC’s masking guidance could or should affect the current workplace guidance by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, which requires fully vaccinated workers to wear a mask at all times if they are in a room with someone who is unvaccinated.

Cal/OSHA’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved the updated workplace rules last week, and is expected to hold a special meeting Wednesday evening to discuss further updates to its workplace masking guidance.

Ghaly declined to opine on Cal/OSHA’s decision-making process, citing its status as an independent commission, but emphasized that the three coronavirus vaccines available are remarkably effective at preventing serious coronavirus-related illness and death.

“Making sure that everybody who has decision-making capacity in COVID has those data and details is a number one priority of ours so that we can make thoughtful and important guidelines, and I think the Cal/OSHA conversation that will continue tonight will do exactly that,” he said.

The state’s lifting of the tier system and modification of masking requirements will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

Sam June 9, 2021 at 7:26 PM

“I don’t answer questions”

Nickels worth of free advice

This is how any smart person deals with questions from anyone. Nobody is obligated to answer any questions from ANYONE without a lawyer present.

What will costco Karen do without their fake power now?🤣🤣🤣🤣

Anon June 9, 2021 at 8:04 PM

Will they be asking if one was vaccinated or if they received a Gene hack?

These are not vaccines.

Nope! June 9, 2021 at 8:35 PM

I would never answer questions from a Vendor about my personal habits or health – even before the CoronApocalypse so I certainly will not now.

Bella June 9, 2021 at 8:53 PM

About Time.

Regular Guy June 9, 2021 at 10:08 PM

Do you have any supporting evidence of your claims?

I am a staunch conservative who has been very critical of the government’s response to COVID, but such ridiculous assertions and conspiracy theories don’t help our cause.

Anon June 10, 2021 at 10:25 AM

Their own documentation gives the information. Moderna = mRNA. Also, Websters edited the definition of “vaccine”.
These are Not vaccines, these mess with your RNA / DNA.
Heck, even Mark Zuckerberg got caught questioning the safety of these things.

No thanks, I’ll remain part of the control group. Many of us don’t allow our feelings to get hurt by ignorant people labeling everything “conspiracy theories” just because they don’t agree.

bdml June 10, 2021 at 10:56 AM

@ Regular Guy

It’s not ridiculous nor a conspiracy to others, but you do you…

Bad Nombre June 10, 2021 at 11:38 AM


Do you have any scientific evidence that the mRNA vaccines have been shown to “mess with your RNA/DNA” rather than just allow your body to temporarily produce copies of a version of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to raise an immune response, as intended?

RANDOM TASK June 9, 2021 at 11:53 PM

Again if masks work then why do we need vaccine
If vaccine works then why do we need masks
Real simple
Yet the so callled science and the newscum
Can’t figure it out

Well or are just lying and frauding us yet again

Recall and audit the results

IsItFridayYet June 10, 2021 at 1:14 PM

Masks don’t work all the time. They help. It’s like washing your hands after wiping your butt. You do it to prevent any bacteria on your hands from getting anywhere else. If you did a good job, you’re probably fine but there’s always a chance something slipped through and there’s still some poo on your hand. You still wash your hands as a preventative measure. If you wear a mask, you’re helping to prevent the virus from getting from your nose/mouth into a stranger’s nose/mouth. There are some, but not that many, cases where it can be transmitted even with a mask on. The vaccine prevents you from getting sick, in most cases, and keeps you from transmitting it, in most cases. So yes the vaccine is better but some people cannot be vaccinated yet or at all. The people who won’t be vaccinated still need to do their part to protect those that can’t. Things are going to change as we learn more about this virus. No one could have known everything right off the bat because no one had seen it before, there were no studies on it.

Bob June 10, 2021 at 2:04 AM

Think theres any chance CCCP County follows suit on Tuesday?

Bob June 10, 2021 at 2:05 AM

CCCP County will find a reason not to follow suit, you watch….

qwerty June 10, 2021 at 4:55 AM

It’s so nice to be out of CA and ignore this nonsense.

Anon June 11, 2021 at 3:59 PM

Seems like somebody who was ignoring it wouldn’t be commenting on it…

steve jobson June 10, 2021 at 5:37 AM

At the initial start of this, I think a lot of people will continue to wear masks. Relatives, friends, and colleagues of mine immediately got vaccinated because they fear of getting COVID from unvaccinated people.

bdml June 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM

I bet you are wrong and many will ditch the masks first chance they get…

Sam June 10, 2021 at 5:41 AM

Arrest fauci-19 already. He is the lying dog faced pony soldier you’re looking for.

remember June 10, 2021 at 6:45 AM

once tyranny is accepted and welcomed it is never lifted


The Fat Cat June 11, 2021 at 1:22 PM

But…but…this is literally about restrictions (or, for you, “tYrAnNy”) being lifted

The Wizard June 10, 2021 at 7:12 AM

What if you had it and have the natural antibodies, do you need a mask ?

JRocks June 10, 2021 at 8:30 AM

“Ghaly said that enforcement mechanism will be, more or less, an honor system”

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…..Honor system? Using my best Greta Thunberg impersonation, “How dare you!”

To be honorable you must have a system that is truthful. How can we honor anything after all of the lies? The California ruling party has created a culture of lawlessness. Our state is deteriorating into a foul corrupt autocracy, where ‘virtue’ is defined and enforced by secular agents. We live in a den of thieves, and there is no honor amongst us. With a clean conscience, I reserve the right to lie and tell you that I got vaccinated.

Un-masked, and un-vaccinated, I walk amongst you snowflake.


RANDOM TASK June 10, 2021 at 11:11 AM

How hard headed and obedient
Following the flip flop guidance of the newscum who parties at wineries while telling you to hide the sky is falling

People again read a book or Google well be cautious about that
But still
This is not a disease like the ill informed and illustrious fool the newscum
has stated that he will not release the iron fist until the fauci disease is killed off

News flash a virus once released can not be killed
Just like the flu we get it every year
Yes some die quite a few intact
Well up until 2019
when the media decided to bendover for dem politicians
and say it was eradicated and now only the fauci virus exists
and is so deadly and if you test positive you will be a statistic
and be fear Mongered and placed with the scarlet letter on your forehead

And be a cancer to your friends neighbors and clergy as well as co workers and mail people and or any other non binary Carbonite transparent or non transparent non forming or unilaterally aligned or not aligned centers

A virus can not be killed
You have to have a good immune system
And allow your body to build up immunity to symptoms
Or take vitamin d every day ooops

Believing the newscum is like buying a winning 20’million dollar lottery ticket from some guy off the street for 200 dollars

He’s a con man with a 3thousand dollar suit you paid for

The fauci virus is not a disease that can be killed or eradicated nor can the newscum

It’s a virus you have to fight and defeat

If you believe in the disease killing

Then your children’s childlren will be wearing isolation suits with micro chips in their heads reading code for the stock markets for Chinas zeepingfaucivirus

Captain Bebops June 10, 2021 at 11:39 AM

I heard another “expert” say in one sentence “deadly virus” and “highly infectious”. Well miss smarty pants, if it is that deadly why do we have a greater than 99% of surviving it? She of course is a vaccine fiend and wants everybody vaccinated. Crazy world we’re in right now.

32Nicole June 10, 2021 at 11:50 AM

So it’s “safe” at an indoor event with 4,999 people but my kids have to wear a mask a school? Thanks but no thanks. Proof once again it’s all about control and not about the “science”. Recall Gavin Newsom and end this nonsense!

Weedeater June 10, 2021 at 1:08 PM

Prepare for the power mongers and fear mongers to reestablish the lockdowns once they realize that their power over the people is diminished. They are greedy and want to rule you and are emboldened by what they learned over the past year about how easy it is to get people to relinquish their freedoms and liberties without a fight. It’s only going to get worse if people continue to elect the elite liberal left marxist politicians into office and allow their children to be “educated” by their avid followers.

E June 10, 2021 at 3:09 PM

So how long will it be before we see attacks on people wearing masks because the are labeling themselves as unvaccinated? Some of them may even be vaccinated but those who are not will now have to possibly deal with harassment. Just a thought….

Heather June 14, 2021 at 6:44 AM

I don’t care if you have the vaccine or not… NO ONE should have any reason to see your medical records. No matter how much or little needs to be shown in order to live your life!

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