California to Keep Existing Mask Guidance in Place Until June 15

Monday, May 17, 2021

The California Department of Public Health announced today, May 17, that it will wait until June 15 to implement the CDC's new mask guidelines which allow people who are fully vaccinated to go without a mask in most indoor settings.Until that time, California will keep the existing guidance around masks in place. 

The City of Irvine’s Executive Order, updated May 5, remains in place and falls in line with the current guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health and implemented in Orange County. These guidelines are to be followed by all residents and businesses in Irvine until June 15:

  • In indoor settings outside of one's home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status.
  • For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
  • ​For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings. 

For more information visit covid19.ca.gov. You can read Irvine’s Executive Order here.