CSAC Bulletin Article

Making Sense of “Beyond the Blueprint”

June 17, 2021

June 15 marked the end of the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which assigned each county a tier outlining state public health restrictions based on local data. While the state will still collect pandemic data, the new era moves “Beyond the Blueprint.”

Almost all statewide coronavirus public health restrictions were lifted this week, including all social distancing requirements, capacity limitations, and mask requirements for vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals must still wear masks in indoor public settings.

Masks are also still required in high-risk settings, such as hospitals, homeless shelters, cooling shelters, and public transit hubs. A business or county may continue to impose stricter mask requirements, too. Additionally, proof of vaccination or testing is required for indoor events with 5,000 or more attendees, and the same safeguards are recommended for “mega events” of more than 10,000. The state is also still working on mask guidance for schools and childcare settings, which might differ from guidance for the general public. 

For a quick 1-page Beyond the Blueprint fact sheet, click here.

View the new CDPH guidance on masking and events effective June 15 here.  

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