California to End Statewide Mask Mandate in June

California’s statewide mask mandate will end next month.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said California will effectively end its mask mandate next month when the state plans to fully reopen.

When asked during an interview about wearing masks after June 15th, Gov. Newsom said:

“No. Only in those settings that are indoor — only in those massively large settings where people around the world, not just around the country, are convening, and when people are mixing in real dense spaces, otherwise, we’ll make guidance recommendations, but no mandates and no restrictions on businesses large and small.”

California currently requires the use of masks in indoor settings outside of one’s home, including on public transportation, regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated people, however, are not required to wear masks outdoors, except when attending crowded events.

Last month, state health officials announced the June 15 target date to fully reopen the state.

Governor Newsom says the state will continue to offer mask guidance, but will not implement mandates.

Theme parks, like Disneyland, will set their own guidelines. Theme parks are expected to keep mask mandates in effect for the foreseeable future.

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