On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 the Department of Public Health (DPH) issued the “A Safer Return Together at Work and in the Community” Health Officer Order, effective as of 12:01am on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This order replaces the prior health order, “Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community”, in its entirety. It aligns with the State Public Health Officer Order of June 11, 2021, continues to place certain safety requirements on individuals, including masking requirements in some settings, consistent with federal and state rules.

Face Masks: Masks are required for everyone, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, in the following settings:

  1. On public transit (examples: airplanes, trains, buses, taxis, and ride shares, etc.),
  2. In transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, train station, or any other area that provides transportation),
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings,
  1. Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities),
  2. State and local correctional facilities and detention centers, and
  3. Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers.

Masks are required for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, and state and local government offices serving the public, among others). In these settings, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:

  1. Continue to require all patrons to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status (strong recommendation for all indoor settings);
  2. Post clearly visible and easy to read signage, with or without having an employee at all entry points to communicate the masking requirements for patrons who are not fully vaccinated, and allow fully vaccinated patrons to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry; or
  • Implement a proactive COVID-19 vaccination verification process to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask prior to entry onto their premises.

Mandatory Reporting by Businesses and Government Entities: In the event that an owner, manager, or operator of any businesses knows of three or more cases of COVID-19 among their employees within a span of 14 days, the employer must report this outbreak to DPH.

Sectors that Continue to Require Additional Risk Reduction Measures: The following sectors continue to require additional risk reduction measures, because they serve populations that have lower rates of vaccination or persons who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.

  1. Day Camps
  2. Schools (K-12) and School Districts
  3. Mega Events (Outdoor and Indoor)
  4. Overnight Organized/Children’s Camps

The City of La Canada Flintridge continues to support the directives issued by DPH and encourages all of our residents to do so as well.

A special e-mail address has been established to respond to concerns or questions from the community regarding the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to e-mail us at covidresponse@lcf.ca.gov and the City will respond to you.