On June 9, Cal/OSHA reversed itself on whether vaccinated employees will have to wear masks when the state reopens next Tuesday. If the new policy (no masks for fully vaccinated workers) gets final approval later this month, it would not take effect until at least June 28. The upshot for now is that all employees must continue to wear face coverings and stay 6 feet apart after the state’s official June 15 reopening. David Souleles, director of UCI’s COVID response team, explains the latest developments and what they mean for campus workers.
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