Universal indoor masking is required in the Bay Area starting August 3, 2021: On August 2nd, Bay Area Health Officers urged immediate vaccination and issued orders requiring the use of face coverings indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, given the sharp increase in cases from the delta variant. Click here for the Alameda County press release. Click here for the San Francisco press release, which includes strong recommendations to also wear masks in crowded outdoor spaces and in indoor gatherings in private homes with people from multiple households.
Statewide, masks are required for unvaccinated people in indoor public settings and for everyone on public transport, schools, childcare, healthcare, correctional and shelter settings. Our updated infographics below are based on the updated Bay Area guidance, California guidance and CDC guidance.