By County News Center
San Diego, CA–The County is following new guidance from the California Department of Public Health, and masks are no longer required in most indoor settings.
The Department of Public Health discontinued the mask mandate on March 1, but is strongly recommending that people continue wearing masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.
Also, starting on March 12, K-12 schools and child care settings will no longer require masks indoors.
Specific high-risk settings will continue to require that everyone wear face coverings. These include health care, long-term care, and detention facilities, as well as transit hubs and public transit, cooling centers, and emergency shelters.
Local businesses have the discretion to follow the new guidance or continue requiring masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Also, San Diegans can choose to wear a mask at any time.
The region has plenty of COVID-19 vaccine supply. The county has more than 400 vaccination sites including pharmacies, medical providers, clinics, and County locations.
“Get your COVID-19 booster since the vaccine is the best protection we have against the virus,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., County public health officer. “Getting your booster when you are eligible helps to protect yourself, your family and others.”