Cloth Face Covering information

Offering guidance for face coverings that will go into effect beginning June 15, 2021.
For Individuals:
– Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
– On public transit and in transportation hubs
– Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings. (This may change as updated K-12 schools guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC.)
– Healthcare settings including long term care facilities
– State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
– Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers
– Additionally, 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).

Guidance for Businesses, Venue Operators 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.
– Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask.
– Require all patrons to wear masks.
No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.

Exemptions to Mask Requirements
The following individuals are exempt from wearing masks at all times:
– Persons younger than two years old.
– Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.
– Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
– Persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

Link to Guidance: https://bit.ly/3vkchln

Released 06/14:

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – On June 15th , the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will align with the current CDC face covering guidance. In many settings, wearing a face covering will not be required for people who are fully vaccinated. In addition to the CDC guidance, CDPH has issued additional face covering requirements for use in high-risk settings. Butte County Public Health will continue to follow all guidelines issued by CDPH including new guidance for face coverings in high-risk situations. The new guidance states, masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:  On public transit and in transportations hubs  Indoors in K-12 schools, child care and other youth settings. (CDPH anticipates that revised CDC school guidance is forthcoming and plans to align with that)  In Healthcare settings, including long term care facilities  In correctional facilities and detention centers  In homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers 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).  In settings where masks are required for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to: o 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.

o Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask.

o Require all patrons to wear masks.

In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), https://bit.ly/3gpWCx2 or the CalOSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard, https://bit.ly/3cH8LuS and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.

Read the full Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings issued by CDPH, https://bit.ly/3vkchln.

Learn more at the Butte County Public Health COVID-19 website: www.ButteCounty.net/ph/COVID19.

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/3iDgKx7

California Department of Public Health Face covering Guidance released 05/03: 

The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection will continue to remain until we reach community immunity from vaccinations. Since the start of the pandemic, we have learned a lot about COVID-19 transmission: a large proportion of people who are infected do not have symptoms (asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic) but play an important part in community spread, and the virus is transmitted through the air and concentrates indoors. The use of face coverings by everyone can limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing, sneezing, singing, exercising, shouting, or other forms of increased respiration, and reinforce physical distancing by signaling the need to remain apart. A well-fitting face covering can also provide the wearer some protection from COVID-19.

The purpose of this guidance is to provide information about when face coverings are required for members of the general public. It does not substitute for existing guidance about physical distancing and hand hygiene. In the workplace, employers subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), must ensure that all workers are provided and properly wear face coverings as required by the ETS.

For more information on face mask types, fit, and filtration, refer to the CDPH Face Mask Tips and Resources.

Guidance

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.
In indoor settings outside of one’s home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status, except as outlined below.
As defined in the CDPH Fully Vaccinated Persons Guidance, fully vaccinated people can*:
Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with other fully vaccinated people in indoor or outdoor settings; and
Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease in indoor and outdoor settings

Exemptions:

The following specific settings are exempt from face covering requirements:
Persons in a car alone or solely with members of their own household,
Persons who are working alone in a closed office or room,
Persons who are obtaining a medical or cosmetic service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service,
Workers who wear respiratory protection, or
Persons who are specifically exempted from wearing face coverings by other CDPH guidance.
The following individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings at all times:
Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.*
Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
*Note: Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition who are employed in a job involving regular contact with others must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it.

Link to full press release: https://bit.ly/3eV7EYR

Offering handmade masks to the community. Please DM @medspirehealth on Facebook, send an email to info@medspire.org, or call: 833-633-7747 if you need a handmade mask.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/medspirehealth

Offering cotton and disposable face masks for sale. Available in quantities of 5, 10, 50 or 200.

To access the Fifth Sun online store, please use the following link: https://www.fifthsun.com/face-masks

Offering fabric face masks, DIY face mask kits, disposable and reusable face shields for sale. Also offering free DIY face mask instructions. 

To access the Idea Fab Lab online store or to view DIY face mask instructions, please use the following link: https://chico.ideafablabs.com/

Offering Butte County businesses, and their staff – either “single-use” facial masks , or “multi-use” cough masks. Please Note: number of single-use masks available to one business, will be based on (# of employees X 10). The multi-use cough masks will be available until supplies runs out. 

Masks for Butte County Businesses can be picked up at 80 E. 4th Street, Suite 120, Chico from 10 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday. 

For more information please call: 530-891-5556 or Email: info@chicochamber.com

Masks Help Everyone Around You. Cloth face coverings can help slow the spread, including from people who may not know they have the virus.
Las mascarillas protegen a quienes te rodean. Las cubiertas de tela para la cara ayudan a frenar el contagio, también entre personas que desconocen que tienen el virus.