City of Palm Springs to align face covering order with Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance
PALM SPRINGS — Effective today, Tuesday, May 4, the city of Palm Springs’ emergency order requiring face coverings will be rescinded to align with CDC guidance, now that the California Department of Public Health has officially updated its Nov. 16, 2020 guidance.
Under the state’s guidance, applicable in the city, for fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports, events, or other similar settings.
For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
In indoor settings outside of one’s home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status, except as outlined in the State’s guidance.
Masks are still required indoors, with few exceptions.
In related guidance, the state said that fully vaccinated people don’t need to quarantine and get tested following a known COVID-19 exposure if they’re asymptomatic. They should get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The state defines fully vaccinated as being two weeks or more after having received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks or more after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine.
For more information about the guidance, including any exceptions, click here.
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