Beyond the Blueprint (Effective June 15, 2021)
For data on COVID-19 Cases and Vaccinations in Solano County please visit the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard page (in English & Spanish).
State Public Health Officer Order June 11, 2021
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Everyday Life in The Community
California fully reopened 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. In indoor settings outside of one's home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status except as outlined below. 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.
Solano County will continue to directly align with State guidance. The local Health Order has been lifted and there will be no additional restrictions imposed in Solano. California will keep a close eye on COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates over the summer and keep these guidelines in place until at least September 1, 2021.
Just remember to be patient with your fellow citizens, business owners, and public employees. It will take time for people to adjust, and we ask that you respect everyone’s individual right to decide how to move forward at a pace that they are comfortable with. Visit the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website for more information on how to protect yourself and your family.
Vaccination Verification Guidance for Businesses, Venues or Hosts
In settings where masks are required only for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:
- Provide information to all patrons, guests and attendees regarding vaccination requirements and allow vaccinated individuals to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry (i.e. honor system).
- Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask.
- Require all patrons to wear masks
Vaccine Record Guidelines & Standards for both employers and individuals can be found at the CDPH Website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Vaccine-Record-Guidelines-Standards.aspx
See below and on the California Department of Public Health Beyond the Blueprint Website for more information on Employers & Businesses, Face Covering, Vaccination & Testing, Events & Travel, Schools, Community Resources, What to do if positive or exposed, and Healthcare Settings.
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All Californians will continue to follow State masking guidelines:
1. For fully vaccinated* persons, face coverings are not required outdoors or indoors in public spaces except as required by local businesses, CalOSHA workplace guidance, and the California Department of Public Health Masking Guidelines at cdph.ca.gov. *Someone is considered fully vaccinated two weeks or more after their second dose of Pfizer/Moderna or two weeks after receiving the single dose J&J vaccine.
Settings that will continue to require face coverings regardless of vaccination status: healthcare settings (including long-term care facilities), public transportation, schools, childcare & other youth settings, correctional facilities & detention centers, homeless shelters, emergency shelters, cooling centers, and workplace settings (per CalOSHA guidance).
2. People who are not fully vaccinated must wear masks in all indoor public settings (such as, but not limited to public transportation, the grocery store and the movie theatre) and should wear masks in outdoor
crowded settings when that region is experiencing high COVID-19 transmission. Crowded outdoor events include live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings. In indoor settings outside of one's home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required for unvaccinated persons, except as outlined below.
3. As defined in the CDPH Fully Vaccinated Persons Guidance, fully vaccinated people can*:
- Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with other fully vaccinated people in indoor or outdoor settings; and
- Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease in indoor and outdoor settings
The following specific settings are exempt from face covering requirements:
- Persons in a car alone or solely with members of their own household,
- Persons who are working alone in a closed office or room,
- Persons who are obtaining a medical or cosmetic service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service,
- Workers who wear respiratory protection, or
- Persons who are specifically exempted from wearing face coverings by other CDPH guidance.
· The following individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings at all times:
- Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.*
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
- Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
*Note: Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition who are employed in a job involving regular contact with others must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it.
Related Materials: Face Coverings Fact sheet (PDF) | Face Mask Tips and Resources | Face Shields Q&A (PDF) | All Guidance | More Languages
Businesses & Employers
Although the California Economy will be fully reopened on June 15, 2021 it is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection will continue to remain until we reach community immunity from vaccinations.
On June 17, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to end social distancing and face covering requirements for vaccinated employees in the workplace. On this same day, Governor Newsom signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect immediately.
CalOSHA is a stand-alone entity and not governed by the CDC or CDPH guidance. Employers are required to follow CalOSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standards to prevent exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. These standards apply to most workers in California not covered by CalOSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard.
Cal/OSHA has launched a call center to assist workers with questions specifically related to COVID-19.
The Cal/OSHA Call Center number is:
Events & Travel
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 but not required.
For more information on events visit California Department of Public Health Beyond the Blueprint Website.
Travel: Please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/CA-is-Open-Travel-Guidelines.pdf for more information
Please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19-K12-Schools-InPerson-Instruction.aspx for more information
Please visit https://solano.networkofcare.org/aging/content.aspx?cid=9313 for more information
What to do if positive or exposed
Please visit https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/coronavirus_links/faq___isolation_and_exposure.asp for more information
Please visit the CDPH Licensing & Certification Program All Facilities Letters website for more information(note: letters that were issued in 2020 and have been updated as of June 2021 are included in the 2020 AFL list).
Solano County has a warm line to answer questions
M-F 9am-5pm. Call 707-784-8988
Questions? Email us at [email protected]
For vaccination scheduling assistance (including for home-bound individuals), and vaccination transportation assistance please call 707-784-8655 M-F 9am-5pm.
Solano Public Health Facebook: @SolanoCountyPH
State of California website: covid19.ca.gov