California reopened yesterday lifting most of the Covid-19 restrictions.
All physical distancing requirements and capacity restrictions at businesses and public gatherings have been lifted meaning businesses can generally go back to normal. Concerts can resume, along with full-capacity crowds at sporting events. There are of course certain settings where all people regardless of vaccination status still need to wear masks.
- Public transit, including airplanes, ships, trains, buses, taxis and ride-hailing vehicles, and in transportation hubs such as airports, but terminals, train stations, seaports, marinas and subway stations
- Indoors at K-12 schools, child-care facilities and other youth settings
- Health-care settings, including long-term care facilities
- State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
- Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers.
- Masks are still required for unvaccinated people in indoor public settings and businesses. Business can choose how to enforce those rules.
According to the state, they have three options:
- Businesses and venues can publicly post rules regarding mask- wearing and allow customers and visitors to “self-attest” that they are vaccinated, meaning if someone enters the business without a mask they are attesting to being vaccinated;
- They can “implement a vaccine-verification system to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask”; or
- They can simply require all patrons to wear a mask.
On Thursday, the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is set to consider revised workplace mask-wearing guidance. The rules would require businesses to verify workers’ vaccination status and make masks available to unvaccinated workers, who must wear face coverings in the workplace. Vaccinated workers would not be required to wear masks in the workplace under the proposed rules.
All UC schools will require students, staff, and faculty to be fully vaccinated this fall.
In April, they proposed a policy requiring vaccinations after one or more of the vaccines receives full approval from the FDA. The vaccines are currently being administered under emergency-use authorizations. And even though they haven’t received full approval the president of the UC system yesterday said they do “plan to move forward with the vaccine mandate.”
All San Diego amusement parks are back open with no capacity restrictions or social distancing required.
SeaWorld is also now welcoming guests from out of state. roller coasters and rides are fully open without social distancing. The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are also running with no capacity restrictions and Lego Land is fully open is and is also welcoming out of town guests.
Father’s Day is this Sunday. Have you bought your dad a gift yet? If you haven’t, there’s a scientific reason as to why you have not.
According to psychologists, he reason we have such a hard time buying gifts for dad -- and always wait until the last minute to do it -- is because he makes it difficult. No one knows what to buy dad because he never seems to want anything.
Father’s Day is this Sunday. Have you bought your dad a gift? Do you know what to get him? Well a list came out of what Father’s Day gifts each state is buying.
Some states are pretty traditional like In:
- Alabama, fishing gear
- Massachusetts, beer gift boxes
- Michigan, personalized mugs and t-shirts
- Oklahoma, hot sauce
- Rhode Island, books
- West Virginia, Birkenstocks.
Other states are looking for less-traditional dad gifts:
- Hawaii, cold press juicers
- Indiana, flavor-infusing water bottles
- New York, plants
- New Mexico, “rustic, manly jewelry.”
And the most ODDBALL things bought for Dad:
- Connecticut dads are getting shorts with built-in underwear
- Idaho, pillows that look like sports jerseys
- Tennessee wants stuff from the Cracker Barrel store
- Texas, luxury toothpicks
- Virginia is looking for laser-engraved beef jerky.
In California Dads are getting digital writing tablets.
Disney announced that their fireworks spectaculars will return on July 1st and specifically at Disneyland California on July 4.
Visitors who are not fully vaccinated will still be asked to wear face masks indoors and on all rides and attractions, but Disney won’t require proof of vaccination. All visitors, whether vaccinated or not, will still be required to wear face coverings on Disney transportation.