Social distancing and business capacity limits will be no more when California has its full business reopening, June 15.
Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly made the announcement Friday morning, stating that California met the health metrics necessary to fully reopen the economy on the June 15 target date.
“Something very important happens on June 15 In California,” Ghaly said. “We are now at a point, given our metrics that we’ve been watching, that California is at a place where we can begin to talk about moving beyond the blueprint.”
Ghaly also added that “vaccine passports” will not be required for businesses or travelers.
While Dr. Ghaly said most COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted, it does not mean a complete end to masking as the state will adjust and adhere to federal health recommendations when they become available.
Indoor venues holding more than 5,000 guests will still have to require people to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test through a “self-attestation” system.
Not required, but still recommended, outdoor venues holding more than 10,000 guests should still ask for vaccination proof or a negative COVID-19 test result and if it cannot be provided, those guests should be asked to wear a mask.
More details will come as the June 15 date draws closer, but these were a few of the regulations Dr. Ghaly said the state would be lifting.
On May 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that mask regulations for businesses would also be lifted on June 15. The exception would be in large gatherings and some indoor situations.