State outlines end of COVID rules, no capacity limits, physical distancing

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Fashion designer Josie Vand wears a facemask as she retrieves a bag with organic vegetables from a farm box from County Line Harvest in Los Angeles on Friday, April 2, 2021. With infections and hospitalizations dropping and vaccinations rising, California is on track to lift the bulk of its COVID-19 regulations June 15, including a complete removal of capacity restrictions and physical distancing requirements, the state’s Health and Human Services Secretary said Friday, May 21. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
With infections and hospitalizations dropping and vaccinations rising, California is on track to lift the bulk of its COVID-19 regulations June 15, including a complete removal of capacity restrictions and physical distancing requirements, the state’s Health and Human Services Secretary said Friday, May 21. Dr. Mark Ghaly said the state will largely align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines on mask-wearing, and some travel restrictions may linger involving trips to countries heavily impacted by the virus. He said there will be no state-mandated or state-operated “vaccine passport” program, but some individual businesses or venues may choose to require such verifications for employees and customers. For “mega-outdoor” events – those with mo
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