San Francisco, California – California’s statewide indoor mask requirement will no longer be in place starting February 15.
As a result of the COVID-19 surge in December, caused by the highly infectious omicron variant, the state of California mandated that everyone who lives there wear face coverings.
The mandate, which was originally set to expire on January 15th, was later extended until February 15th, and Gov. Newsom confirmed recently that the state would allow the mandate to expire on February 15.
Gov. Newsom stated that people who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine must continue to wear masks in indoor public places.
According to Gov. Newsom, students must wear masks at school regardless of their vaccination status.
Masks will still be required at places such as public transit, healthcare settings (including long-term care facilities), adult and senior facilities, indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings, state and local correctional facilities and detention centers, homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers.