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CDPH Recommends Universal Masking

Effective July 28, 2021, the California Department of Public Health recommends universal masking indoors statewide.

Masks are required for all individuals in the following settings, regardless of vaccination status:
  • On public transit and in transportation hubs
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare
  • Emergency shelters and cooling centers
Masks are required for all individuals, in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status (and surgical masks are recommended):
  • Healthcare settings
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Long Term Care Settings & Adult and Senior Care facilities.

Additionally, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals and recommended for all individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

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.

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

The full CDPH guidance for face coverings and exemptions can be found at www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx.

Frequently asked questions are available at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Face-Coverings-QA.aspx.

*Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.

Businesses are required to follow any regulations that normally apply to their operations.

The full text of the "Beyond the Blueprint" framework is available here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Beyond-Blueprint-Framework.aspx.

 

Information for Employers

Employers can find critical information by visiting the CA Safer at Work site for employers. Information available includes what to do if an employee is sick or has symptoms, if you have an outbreak, safety procedures and training for employees, as well as other resources like information and FAQs regarding Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards, employer vaccination toolkits and outreach materials.

Testing Resources

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Where to Get Tested in Lake County

Get Vaccinated

Lake County Public Health and experts world-wide agree that getting vaccinated protects you, your family and loved ones, and our community. The vaccines are safe and effective, underwent clinical testing in tens of thousands of people, and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

Where to Get Vaccinated in Lake County
Vaccination FAQs: Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers Statement

 

Information for Workers & Employees

Additional information for workers and employees can be found by visiting the CA Safer at Work site for workers. This comprehensive site has information on testing, what to do if you are sick, have symptoms or are a close contact, safety procedures and training. You'll also find resources for California's Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Eligibility Navigator and FAQs regarding Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards, workplace protections and answers to work-related COVID questions.

Testing Resources

When to Get Tested
Where to Get Tested in Lake County

Get Vaccinated

Lake County Public Health and experts world-wide agree that getting vaccinated protects you, your family and loved ones, and our community. The vaccines are safe and effective, underwent clinical testing in tens of thousands of people, and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

Where to Get Vaccinated in Lake County
Vaccination FAQs: Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers Statement