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COVID-19 Status Update for 07/23/2021

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Beyond the Blueprint


Beginning June 15, 2021, California will move Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and eliminate the color-coded tier system for counties. This means restrictions related to business and social activities will ease, however things still won’t look exactly like they did pre-pandemic. Capacity limits for businesses will end, although masking requirements will continue to remain in many settings.

This page summarizes the State of California’s requirements and guidance, which apply to Marin County and all of California. Marin County remains aligned with the State of California and does not have any additional restrictions.

Overview of this page:


Masking Requirements and Guidance

Fully Vaccinated People

  • Masks are not required in most settings, except where required for All People (exceptions listed below)

Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated People

  • Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public)

All People

Both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people must wear masks in these settings:​

  • Public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares)

  • Transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)

  • Workplace: Masks must continue to be worn on the job. Cal/OSHA will be reviewing its masking guidance for employers and workers on June 17. 

  • K-12 schools, childcare facilities and other youth settings (indoors)

  • Businesses that choose to require masks for all customers

  • Healthcare settings (including long-term care facilities)

  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers

  • Correctional facilities and detention centers

Learn more about individuals who are exempt from wearing masks.

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

More information:

General Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Settings

Capacity Limitations:

No restrictions

​Physical Distancing:

  • No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests

  • Physical distance in the workplace should be maintained 

  • Schools should keep student desks at least 3 feet apart


Follow CDC recommendations and CDPH Travel Advisory

Mega Events: 

​Mega events are large public events where attendance may exceed 5,000 persons for indoor or 10,000 persons for outdoor events.

  • Examples of indoor mega events include conventions, conferences, expos, sporting events and concerts.
  • Examples of outdoor mega events include music or food festivals, car shows, large endurance events and marathons, parades, sporting events and concerts.

For all attendees, verification of fully vaccinated status or recent negative testing for COVID-19 is:

  • Required for indoor mega events​

  • Strongly recommended for outdoor mega events​

Review additional information about requirements and recommendations for Mega Events.


Additional Beyond the Blueprint Resources