While California’s statewide indoor mask mandate for vaccinated people lifted on February 16, 2022, the state order requires masking indoors in health care settings. Masking will remain mandatory indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and continues to be recommended outdoors in crowded settings. Indoor mask requirements also remain in effect at all Stanford University campus locations.
Please keep in mind that public health authorities’ guidance is for the general public; as a health system, with our highly vulnerable patient population, we must be more cautious in loosening COVID-related restrictions.
Wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.