California Delays Debate On Lifting Virus Rules For Workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California regulators will aim for a mid-June easing of workplace masking and social distancing requirements to conform with a broader state order. They asked to delay a debate Thursday on how quickly they should drop coronavirus safety rules for employees. They’re rethinking a proposal before the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board that would require vaccinated workers to wait until July 31 before they can stop wearing face masks indoors unless everyone in the room is fully vaccinated. Business groups want the workplace regulator to ease its restrictions starting June 15, saying the later date will cause confusion.