Mask updates, from City Flash Report
The requirement for all city employees and visitors to City of San Jose facilities, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks while indoors remains in place. The City continues to monitor case rates within the County and within the City organization to guide when to lift the requirements.
Federal Government - Masks still required on public transit
The mask mandate, instituted by the Transportation Security Administration, is still in effect through Mar. 18. The mandate requires masking across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and in commuter bus and rail systems.
State of California
Effective March 1, masks will no longer be required for unvaccinated individuals throughout California, but will be strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings. Masks for vaccinated individuals were no longer required after Feb. 16. After March 11, in schools and child care facilities, masks will not be required but will be strongly recommended. Masks will still be required for everyone in high transmission settings like public transit, emergency shelters, health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and long-term care facilities. As always, local jurisdictions may have additional requirements beyond the state guidance. More information is available in the updated state guidance for face coverings.
Santa Clara County - Masks recommended, not required
Santa Clara County health officials have announced that all masking metrics have been met and indoor masking is no longer required effective March 2. Both County and State Public Health Departments strongly recommend the public continue to wear masks in all indoor public spaces. County personnel and visitors to indoor County facilities are still be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
County Office of Education: Masks in schools recommended, not required starting March 14
Santa Clara County Office of Education officials this week confirmed schools within their jurisdiction will follow the state’s transition from a mandate to strong recommendation for masking for both teachers and students. The transition goes into effect Monday, Mar. 14.