What safely reopening looks like in Sonoma County
Sonoma County is following California’s guidance and fully reopened the economy on June 15, which is making life feel more like it was before COVID-19. Restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters and most everyday places are now open as normal. There will be no capacity limits or social distancing required at these venues, though schools, healthcare facilities and some other public settings may require continued safety protocols, including masks. In addition, employers are subject to Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards if applicable. Cal/OSHA on June 17 aligned itself with the California Department of Public Health and ended most mask rules for vaccinated people in the workplace.
Of course, anyone can wear a mask anytime they’d like, especially around children and others who are vulnerable or not yet eligible for vaccination. All Californians will continue to follow state masking guidelines as well as state and CDC travel guidelines. Sonoma County is aligned with state masking guidelines.
Some public health measures will remain for mega events, which are defined as 5,000 or more people for indoor events and 10,000 or more people for outdoor events. These include concerts, sporting events, festivals, and conventions. Mega events increase the risk for spreading COVID-19 because attendees might be from outside our region, state, or country. Indoor mega event attendees will be required to confirm proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 status to attend. Outdoor mega event attendees will be strongly encouraged to do so.
For more information, visit the California Department of Public Health’s Safely reopening California webpage.