As California moves into the COVID-19 yellow tier, lifting restrictions, the city of Burbank has terminated its face covering order this week and will follow the Los Angeles County order.
The local face covering order ended on Thursday after being in place since October, with officials even implementing a fine to enforce the requirement. But with coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continuing to fall across L.A. County, which entered into the least restrictive tier in the state’s reopening guidelines this week, city manager Justin Hess ordered the municipal requirements terminated.
The L.A. County health order, updated this week to include the looser provisions in the yellow tier guidelines, still requires residents to wear a mask whenever they leave their residence if they are or could come into contact with people not in their household. However, fully vaccinated people can be outdoors without wearing a mask when alone, with members of the same household, with a small group of fully vaccinated individuals or when with a small group of people who are not fully vaccinated but are not at high risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19.
Vaccinated people must still wear a mask at crowded outdoor events and in crowded spaces were physical distancing is impossible and it is not known whether everyone there is fully vaccinated. They must also wear face coverings indoors in most cases and at worksites and businesses.