California Mask Mandate Remains in Place until June 15th

The State recently announced that its existing mask guidance would remain in place until, at least, June 15.  Under the State’s order, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear face coverings when in all indoor settings outside of their home unless exempt from wearing face coverings in accordance with the guidance. Vaccinated individuals also continue to be required to wear face coverings outdoors when in a crowd.

The CDC recently announced that individuals who are vaccinated can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

Therefore, community associations must continue to comply with the State’s existing mask guidance consistent with both the State and CDC guidance.

Southern California Tier Assignments as of May 18, 2021

 

As of May 18, 2021, the State has assigned these tiers to the following counties:

  • San Diego County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange)
  • Riverside County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange)
  • San Bernardino County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange)
  • Los Angeles County: Tier 4 – Minimal (yellow)
  • Orange County: Tier 4 – Minimal (yellow)
  • Imperial County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange)
  • Kern County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange)
In accordance with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, tier status goes into effect the Wednesday following each weekly tier assignment announcement on Tuesdays, unless otherwise directed by the State.

 

As a reminder, the tiers are:

  • Tier 1 – Widespread (purple)
  • Tier 2 – Substantial (red)
  • Tier 3 – Moderate (orange)
  • Tier 4 – Minimal (yellow)
See below and refer to the State’s website for more information on the status of activities open in each county.
For information regarding the tier assigned to your county visit the California COVID-19 Blueprint for A Safer-Economy webpage.

 

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The State guidelines on the various sectors are as follows:

 

VENTILATION FOR INDOOR OPERATIONS

All businesses permitted to operate indoors based the State’s tiers must follow the California Department of Public Health’s interim Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality. 

POOLS

Widespread (purple):
  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may remain open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools, saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms remain closed.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.
Substantial (red):
  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools, saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms remain closed.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.
Moderate (orange):
  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may remain open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools may open when physical distancing can be maintained for non-household groups.
  • Indoor saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms remain closed.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.
Minimal (yellow):
  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may remain open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools, saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms may open when physical distancing can be maintained for non-household groups.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.

GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERS

Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
Moderate (orange):
Minimal (yellow):
In all Tiers: Personal training between a total of one person and one trainer at a time per premises is allowed. Associations must follow the applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Limited Services when providing one-on-one personal fitness training.

LIBRARIES

 Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
Moderate (orange) & Minimal (yellow):

MOVIE THEATERS

 Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
Moderate (orange):
Minimal (yellow):

OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

In all Tiers:

RESTAURANTS

Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
  • Restaurants may open indoor with modifications. Indoor capacity must be limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is less.
  • Associations must follow all applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Dine-In Restaurants.
  • Wineries, breweries, and distilleries (where meals are not served) outdoor only with reservations, seating, 90-minute time limit and limited hours of operation.
  • Bars where no meals are provided must remain closed.
Moderate (orange):
Minimal (yellow):

HAIR SALONS

In all Tiers:

PRIVATE EVENTS & MEETINGS

 Widespread (purple):

Substantial (red):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 50 people, or 200 if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
  • Indoor: Permitted if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination and no more than 100 people.
  • Associations must follow all applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Private Venues and Events.

Moderate (orange):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 100 people, or 300 if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
  • Indoor: Permitted if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination and no more than 150 people.
  • Associations must follow applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Private Venues and Events.

Minimal (yellow):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 200 people, or 400 if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
  • Indoor: Permitted if all attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination and no more than 200 people.
  • Associations must follow applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Private Venues and Events.

 

PRIVATE GATHERINGS

 Widespread (purple):

Substantial (red):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 25 people
  • Indoor: Strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications (no food/drink except when following the standards in guidance).  Attendance limited to 25% capacity and up to 3 households or 10 people.
  • Associations must follow all applicable provisions of the State’s Guidance for Gatherings.

Moderate (orange):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 50 people.
  • Indoor: Strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications (no food/drink except when following the standards in guidance).  Attendance limited to 25% capacity or 25 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Associations must follow applicable provisions of the State’s Guidance for Gatherings.

Minimal (yellow):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 100 people.
  • Indoor: Strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications (no food/drink except when following the standards in guidance).  Attendance limited to 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Associations must follow applicable provisions of the State’s Guidance for Gatherings.