Guidance for Industry and Events

California’s “Stay Home Order” and the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” have been lifted by Gov. Gavin Newsom, removing nearly all COVID-19 safety precautions for residents and businesses throughout the state. The State Public Health Officer Order of June 11 outlines ongoing safety measures, and the State Public Health Officer Order of July 26 outlines vaccination verification or testing requirements for state employees and employees in specified health care and high-risk congregate settings.

Guidance for Facial Coverings

California’s indoor mask mandate expired on Feb. 15, 2022, for vaccinated individuals. Humboldt County aligned with the state and let its local indoor mask order expire at the same time. For more information, read the Order of the Health Officer of the County of Humboldt Rescinding Local Face Covering Orders.

Those who are unvaccinated must still wear masks in all indoor public spaces after Feb. 15.

In specific higher risk settings, the California Department of Public Health continues to require masks be worn by all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. These include indoor locations in K-12 schools, childcare and health care settings, public transportation and transit hubs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and long-term, adult and senior care settings. Workplaces will continue to follow the COVID-19 prevention standards set by CalOSHA.

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Guidance for Gatherings

Gatherings/events FAQ (PDF)

Guidance for Mega-Events

For information on requirements for mega-events (5,000 people or more), please refer to CDPH’s Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors guidance document.

Guidance for Youth Settings

Youth settings — including K-12 schools, day camps, overnight camps and childcare — must continue to follow applicable state guidance. For more information, see the state’s Safely Reopening California webpage.   
Youth programs FAQ (PDF)

Guidance for Youth Sports 

Youth Sports Masking Requirements (PDF)

Regulations in the Workplace

California workplaces are regulated by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA. Cal/OSHA revised COVID-19 safety regulations for California employers.

Businesses and employers are urged to review Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, Information and Resources webpage.

For more information:


Per the California Department of Public Health, businesses, venue operators or hosts may establish their own masking policies.

MaskSignage