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California and Local Orders Remove Mask Mandate From Schools
Mar 14, 2022

California and Local Orders Remove Mask Mandate From Schools

Topics: COVID-19

As positivity rates decline in the Golden State, effective March 12, 2022, California’s Public Health Department no longer requires the use of masks indoors in schools or childcare settings and Los Angeles County followed suit.

Masks are strongly recommended in these and other indoor public settings and continue to be required for:  

  • Public transit and in stations, terminals, and airports
  • Healthcare settings
  • Emergency shelters, homeless shelters, cooling and heating centers
  • Correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Long-term care settings and adult and senior care facilities

As we have previously commented, employers that wish to maintain masking requirements will likely be under pressure to eliminate masks in the workplace.  

Recent media reports about a new variant “Deltacron” that was detected in France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and more recently in the U.S., may give some employers pause before making major changes to current masking and social distancing rules that have been implemented. 

Please contact your favorite CDF lawyer for advice before making changes to policies as the regulations and laws continue to change with great frequency.

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Sacramento Office Managing Partner and Chair of CDF’s Traditional Labor Law Practice Group. Mark has been practicing labor and employment law in California for thirty years. His practice has a special emphasis on the representation of California employers in union-management relations and handling federal and state court litigation and administrative matters triggered by all types of employment-related disputes. He is also adept at providing creative and practical legal advice to help minimize the risks inherent in employing workers in California. He recently named “Sacramento Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law-Management for 2021 by Best Lawyers®.
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