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On Tuesday, June 15, California officially reopened after over a year of restrictions and closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The color-coded tier system, California Blueprint for a Safer Economy, came to an end and instead the state is using federal health guidance for public places.
The California mask mandate after June 15th is that those fully vaccinated are allowed to do almost everything they did pre-pandemic without wearing a mask. Those not vaccinated are still required to wear a mask in “indoor public settings.” That includes grocery stores, shops, restaurants, movie theaters and other indoor businesses. However, it’s important to note that businesses still have the option to require everyone to wear a mask inside their property and patrons will need to abide by the business rules.
Mask requirements have been extended through September 13th for public transportation services, inclusive of the Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transportation (TART) services.
The main exceptions for restrictions ending are for what the state calls “mega events,” defined as indoor crowds with more than 5,000 attendees and outdoor crowds of over 10,000. Mega Events may have either assigned or unassigned seating, and may be either general admission or gated, ticketed and permitted events. Verification of fully vaccinated status or pre-entry negative test results will be required for all indoor mega events and strongly recommended for all outdoor mega events. Find full guidance here.
Placer County Vaccination Update: Every Californian 12+ is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you haven’t yet gotten your vaccine – please text PLACERVACCINE to the number 898211 and you will be notified as more appointments are available. For those who need assistance, please call 211. Additional resources:
Once an appointment is made, proof of living OR working in Placer County is required. Please also have your appointment date and time on hand when you arrive. Learn more.