California plans to lift most pandemic restrictions June 15

California plans to lift most coronavirus restrictions on businesses and workplaces June 15

The mask mandate in the nation’s most populated state will remain in effect, Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said Tuesday, and he cautioned that California will reopen more widely in mid-June only if vaccine supply remains sufficient and hospitalization rates remain stable and low.

“This means the end to our color-coded tiers. We can go to movies to the beach and see family,” he said.

Vaccine eligibility will expand to people in California 16 and older starting April 15, although some counties have already started vaccinating young adults.

Ghaly said most capacity limits will be lifted although large-scale indoor events, such as conventions, will be allowed to occur only with testing or vaccination verification requirements.

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