Beyond the Blueprint
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*Disclaimer: This page is updated every weekday at 6pm*
Update (5/21/21):
Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors 

As Californians get vaccinated, the state is reopening and moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The purple, red, orange and yellow tiers that helped us manage COVID-19 in our counties are on track to end on June 15. While very limited measures will remain, Californians will see life getting back to normal. For more information visit the Beyond the Blueprint page

For more information and resources:
For Beyond the Blueprint resources and slide decks visit the Solano COVID Vaccine Outreach google drive.

Day to day life:
California plans to fully reopen the economy on June 15, 2021. Everyday life will feel a lot like before covid-19. Restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, and most everyday places will be open as normal with no capacity limits or social distancing required. Of course, anyone can wear a mask anytime they’d like, especially around children and others who are vulnerable or not yet eligible for vaccination. All Californians will continue to follow state masking guidelines as well as state and CDC travel guidelines

Mega Events:
Some public health measures will remain for mega events, which include 5,000+ people indoors or 10,000+ outdoors. Think concerts, sporting events, festivals, and conventions. Mega events are high risk for spreading covid-19 because they attract people from around the world, and people gather in crowds. Indoor mega event attendees will be required to confirm proof of vaccination or negative covid-19 status to attend. Outdoor mega event attendees will be strongly encouraged to do so.

Changes in the workplace:
Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them.

The transition from the Blueprint:
The California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) strategy is to use various levers and incentives to increase protection of Californians and incentivize vaccination to move us towards community immunity. Since March CDPH has adjusted the Blueprint to recognize the role of vaccines in reducing the transmission. These strategies include:
  • Get vaccinated, get rewarded
  • Reopening and expanding the capacity of outdoor sectors
  • Adding the Vaccine Equity Benchmarks to adjust the case rate thresholds for Blueprint tiers
  • Allowing increased capacity or numbers of persons allowed, including indoors, with proof of testing or vaccination
  • Developing guidance or minimum standards to ensure equity, privacy, and ethical practices are integral in the deployment of vaccination and testing verification methods
  • Focusing on equity allocations and implementations plans to improve vaccination coverage in our least advantaged and hardest-hit communities

The efforts Californians have taken to date have allowed us to fully reopen safely so we can move beyond the Blueprint.


  Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Settings

Vaccine Verification / Negative Testing 

Required for Indoor mega events

Recommended for Outdoor mega events

 Capacity Limitations

 No restrictions

 Physical Distancing

 No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests


 Follow current CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings


 Follow CDC recommendations and CDPH Travel Advisory


Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them.


COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year