As COVID-19 conditions improve across California and the Omicron surge subsides, temporary measures the state had put in place will expire in the coming weeks. Since California’s peak during the Omicron surge, the state has experienced a 65% decrease in case rates, decrease in the rate of community transmission and hospitalizations since early January.
Definitions for indoor and outdoor mega events will return to pre-surge guidance (from 500 to 1,000 attendees for indoor events, and 5,000 to 10,000 attendees for outdoor events) after February 15. The indoor masking requirement will expire after February 15 reverting to the previous guidance which requires masking for unvaccinated individuals in all indoor public settings and required masking for all individuals regardless of vaccination status in higher risk settings like public transit and congregate living. Workplaces must continue to follow the COVID-19 prevention standards set by CalOSHA.
Additional adjustments to the state’s policies will be shared in the coming week.