California Worker Board To Again Reconsider Mask Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial pandemic masking rules. They’ve hastily set a special meeting Wednesday night. The move comes after the state’s health officer sent a letter to the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board reiterating that the state plans to do away with virtually all masking and social distancing requirements for vaccinated people starting June 15. That conflicts with the board’s decision allowing workers to go maskless only if every employee in a room is fully vaccinated. The board could withdraw its new rules. But it can’t adopt new changes without giving at least five days’ notice.