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Today Marks Another End For The Indoor Mask Mandate, Except In These Places

The indoor mask mandate in California ends today for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. State leaders announced last week they would let the mandate expire following a continued downward trend in cases and hospitalizations. Locally, Sacramento County officials are also letting their local mandate expire today. Certain establishments however are still enforcing masks. Sacramento State says they are keeping masks on while indoors. University president Robert Nelsen made the announcement Tuesday, and said the decision was made with feedback from both faculty and students. Officials say they are working on a plan to remove the masking requirements the next two weeks, that will consider vaccination rates, case rates and masking recommendations in K-12 schools. Nelsen said the masks will come off once they see booster shot rates increase and case numbers drop.

Masks will still be required for vaccinated residents inside these facilities regardless of vaccination status:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Public Transit
  • Hospitals
  • Homeless shelters
  • Senior care centers
  • Correctional facilities and daycares
  • Most K-12 schools

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