Face Covering Guidance

Effective March 1, 2022, the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings moved to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking. While individuals are no longer required to mask in some indoor situations, the City of Irvine's Urgency Ordinance remains in place, which DOES require any visitor to a City facility to wear a face covering or mask until May 13. Masks are available at the front desk lobby should any visitor need one.

Guidance for City Facility Visitors

Face coverings are required for all visitors inside City facilities, regardless of vaccination status, until May 13. Masks will be available at the front desk lobby should any visitor need one.

Guidance for Individuals From the California Department of Public Health

Effective March 1, 2022 , the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation  that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking. Universal masking shall remain required in specified high-risk settings. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts.

Masks are required in:

  • Healthcare
  • Emergency shelters
  • Jails and prisons
  • Homeless shelters
  • Long-term care

Mask requirements are dependent on transit agency rules

Masks are strongly recommended in:

  • Indoor public settings
  • K-12 schools
  • Childcare

California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance