California, United States. / 19.08.2021 08:29:16
California will tighten its rules for indoor events next month, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test for gatherings of 1,000 people or more as new cases continue to rise due to the Delta variant.
The state already requires these requirements for indoor gatherings of 5,000 people or more, but that rule says people don’t have to show evidence. The new rule, which will enter into force on September 20, requires individuals to show proof of vaccination or negative coronavirus test within 72 hours to attend the event.
The testing requirement includes children under 12 years of age and other people who are not allowed to receive the vaccine.
How long will the covid-19 mandates last?
The new rule will last at least until November 1. State officials say they will reevaluate it before October 15 to decide whether to extend it.
California has an average of 27.5 cases per 100,000 people per day, an increase of approximately eleven times in the last two months. Hospitalizations are also on the rise, but both indicators are still well below the previous high in December and January.
The change comes after Newsom triumphantly announced the reopening of the California economy in June, lifting almost all rules and restrictions on viruses in business and public meetings that had been in place for more than a year.