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Inland Officials Waiting for State Guidance on Masks

The Centers for Disease Control announced last week, that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in most indoor or outdoor situations, but until the state of California offers clarification, inland county health officials are keeping mask mandates in place.

Inland News Today reports that across the region, people can still see signs requiring masks and social distancing at supermarkets, gas stations, and retail shops and most patrons are complying.

California officials have said they will not weigh in on the CDC guidance until they are finished with their own review. Over the weekend, the state’s largest nurses’ union urged officials to keep mask mandates in place saying that their removal would be a blow to the safety and welfare of healthcare and frontline workers.

Meanwhile, both Riverside and San Bernardino County have started vaccinating young people age 12 and older.