SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California agency in charge of workplace safety Thursday rejected new rules that could have extend California’s mask mandate on workers until next year, even if they are vaccinated.
The rules being considered frustrate business groups because they set a higher standard than the state plans to soon adopt for social settings.
JUST IN: The OSHA Standards Board has voted to reject the new mask rules which would have left a mandate in place at workplaces after June 15.https://t.co/u11spWRtBX— 10News (@10News) June 4, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated people can skip face coverings and distancing in virtually all situations.
California is set to follow that recommendation starting June 15.
But the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board's staff says conditions are different among workers, who should remain masked unless everyone else in their workspace also is vaccinated.