State to drop rules on COVID work masks for vaccinees: Newsom – –

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State to drop rules on COVID work masks for vaccinees: Newsom – –


California Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Friday that the state’s Workplace Safety Board would release proposed new rules later today to lift face mask requirements in the workplace to align with state guidelines that vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most indoor environments.
Newsom also hinted that he would take steps to ensure the rules go into effect when the state reopens on Tuesday, but he did not provide details on how that would happen.

The Cal / OSHA board has come under fire after approving and then withdrawing controversial rules last week that would have required all workers to wear masks if someone else in the same room did not been vaccinated. Under pressure from Newsom and business groups, the board said earlier this week it would develop new rules aligned with state and Centers for Disease Control guidelines, allowing fully vaccinated workers to do without masks in most workplaces, regardless of the vaccination of their colleagues. status.

But the withdrawal of the rules means that previous workplace ordinances imposed by OSHA in November, requiring all workers to wear masks unless they are alone in a room, would be in effect until the 28th. around June, creating separate rules for workplaces than for other areas due to a one-day delay built into the rule-making process.

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