Public Health Communication
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 17, 2021
FRESNO, CA- This is an update from the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) about the status of masking requirements in Fresno County, which will align with the announcement made earlier by the State of California Governor’s Office and California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Face coverings are no longer required outdoors except for unvaccinated people at crowded events when physical distancing cannot be maintained. In indoor settings outside of one’s home (including public spaces, stores, public transportation, and schools) face coverings continue to be required in the state of California, regardless of vaccination status.
After June 15, California plans to implement the recently announced Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking guidelines which will allow even more flexibility related to masking statewide. FCDPH will continue to work with our partners and communities to prepare for this change, by continuing our relentless focus on keeping residents of all ages safe and delivering vaccines to our vulnerable populations and underserved communities.
FCDPH urge all county residents to get vaccinated to ensure that infection and hospitalization rates remain low throughout Fresno County, and that we can all return to the activities we love. We can all do our part for ourselves, our loved ones and our community by encouraging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated, and to recognize that there is an increased risk of spreading COVID in high risk settings including being in crowded indoor settings, and being around others who are unvaccinated, and unmasked.
For more information on updated CDPH guidance, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/. For Fresno County COVID-19 related updates, please visit www.fcdph.org/covid19.