Face Masks in San Diego: What Are the Rules, Right Now? – NBC San Diego

Face masks. Everyone is talking about them. Who has to use them in San Diego County, right now? And where? And when? Heres a breakdown of where the regional guidelines for face masks stand– a minimum of in the meantime.

Why the Confusion?

The CDC stated totally immunized individuals could stop using masks outdoors in crowds and in a lot of indoor settings– and even got rid of the requirement for social distancing for those who are totally vaccinated. The upgraded CDC assistance still requires using masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, airplanes, healthcare facilities, prisons, and homeless shelters.

” If you are fully vaccinated, you can begin doing the important things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated on May 13.

Californias head of Health and Human Services says the state will not line up with the brand-new relaxed mask-wearing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. California plans to wait up until June 15 to reduce constraints.

The confusion started when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on May 13, relieved its mask-wearing assistance for completely immunized individuals.

What about mask guidance for the state of California? Or for San Diego County?

CDPHs Dr. Mark Ghaly said the next 4 weeks will provide the state and its counties more time to prepare and get more Californians immunized.

San Diego County Public Health authorities said they were waiting on further guidance from the California Department of Public Health to loosen the mask rules locally.

And with that, San Diego County is following the states mask guidance, not the CDCs.

By June 15, if California can totally resume, that assistance will change again.

On Monday, May 17, California health authorities said the state will not line up with the CDCs relaxed mask assistance. Instead, the state will stick to the target date of June 15 set by Gov. Gavin Newsom for completely reopening California– and finally eliminating the color-coded tiered system.

In California, youll have to wait another month prior to losing the face mask, but that contradicts CDC standards, which say totally immunized individuals can stop wearing them now, reports NBC 7s Artie Ojeda.

According to the CDC, you are thought about totally vaccinated two weeks or more after your 2nd dosage of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or more weeks after your single-dose of the J&J vaccine.

The weekend passed. Confusion continued.

NBC 7s Nicole Gomez has response from one service owner on Californias choice to keep its mask mandate till June 15.

” In indoor settings, consisting of on public transport and in our schools, face coverings continue to be needed, regardless of vaccination status,” Ghaly said on May 17.

Who Needs to Wear a Mask in San Diego County? Where?

Since May 17, whether you are FULLY VACCINATED in San Diego County (and California) or UNVACCINATED, you should wear a mask here:

NBC 7s Rory Devine spoken with parents and school district authorities about mask assistance for vaccinated students.

Indoors in public places, unless youre eating or drinkingOn public transport, all the time– this includes planesIndoor and outdoor congested places such as: ConcertsParadesSporting eventsFairsStoresAt health centers, nursing homes, the medical professionals officeIn schools– the state and CDC officials settle on this one, for now

The Transportation Security Administration stated tourists will be needed to wear face masks through Sept. 13 in airports and on buses, trains and business flights.

Masks are NOT required, whether youre vaccinated or not here, in San Diego County:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched new mask-wearing assistance on Thursday.

Face masks. Everyone is talking about them. Who has to wear them in San Diego County, right now? Heres a breakdown of where the regional guidelines for face masks stand– at least for now.

As of May 17, according to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, 1,798,866 San Diego County residents had actually been vaccinated with at least one dosage of the coronavirus vaccine, while 1,353,783 San Diego County residents had actually been fully immunized.

Outdoors, in non-crowded settings where you can distance yourself from others (like while exercising outdoors) When youre getting a service that includes a mask coming off your face briefly (like throughout an oral go to).

Locally, San Diego County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said mask-free outdoor activities– in non-crowded places– are the most safe for those who are totally immunized.

In small events, the CDPH stated those who are fully vaccinated can go unmasked if everyone in their group is fully immunized, too. The CDPH stated masks must still be used if anyone is present who is both unvaccinated and at high threat for serious COVID-19 disease.