By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County, along with the rest of the state, is now fully reopened — eliminating various restrictions and saying farewell to the color-coded county tier system. San Bernardino County officially met the qualifications for the Yellow Tier this week, which is moot given all restrictions are now lifted.
Restaurants, bars, retail stores, theaters, hotels and entertainment centers may return to usual operations — meaning no capacity limitations and no requirements for social distancing.
All of California’s restrictions on travel outside the state will be lifted, and the state says it is not considering creating a vaccine passport.
Masks still required for the unvaccinated, travelers and health care settings
Fully vaccinated people can now resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, with some exceptions.
- Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals are still required to wear facial coverings outside of their home. The unvaccinated should only take off their masks in public when they’re outside and can maintain 6 feet of distance with others.
- Masks are still required in public travel situations including planes, buses, trains, subways, airports and transportation hubs. The TSA will be strictly enforcing mask requirements.
- Other places where vaccinated people will still need to wear masks include health care settings, prisons, homeless shelters and schools.
- In addition, private businesses may choose to continue requiring facial coverings.
And of course, anyone is free to wear a mask anytime they’d like, especially when around children and others who are vulnerable or not yet eligible for vaccination.
As for workplaces, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he expects State Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), to vote on Thursday to allow vaccinated employees to go maskless in California workplaces. Those not vaccinated would still have to wear masks when working indoors or in vehicles. Once Cal/OSHA makes this announcement, Newsom said he would immediately issue an executive order to put the new rule into effect.