Counties wait as California studies new CDC mask guidance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not clear when and whether California might adopt new health guidelines after the federal government said fully vaccinated people can quit wearing face coverings and social distancing in most situations.

California’s Department of Public Health says it is studying new guidance announced Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

California is on track to reopen its economy broadly next month, signaling an end to most pandemic restrictions.

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Visitors walk on the pier, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Santa Monica, Calif. Counties in California are waiting for guidance from the state after the federal government on Thursday said that fully vaccinated people can quit face coverings and social distancing in most situations. California’s Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to questions about whether it would adopt new guidance announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco, San Diego and Riverside are among the counties saying they expect updated guidance from the state.

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