But employment regulators in the Golden State are not ready to abandon the safety protocols by June 15 — a move that is angering some business groups.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board said Thursday it was exploring new rules that would only allow workers to take off their masks if everyone in the room was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The rules could remain in effect until next year.
The proposal would “create two classes of people,” a business coalition leader said. Helen Cleary, director of the Phylmar Regulatory Roundtable, said she was “astonished” the safety board was not taking the lead from federal and state health officials.
“Unfortunately, the proposed regulations do not conform to the most recent CDC guidance, and will create an inconsistent standard