What you should know about changes to mask rules in SLO County

June 14, 2021

San Luis Obispo County reopens its economy on Tuesday, which will allow most businesses to operate at full capacity and for fully vaccinated people to discard their masks aside from a few situations.

There are five exceptions to California’s new mask rules:

  • Masks are required for everyone on public transit and at transportation hubs.
  • Masks are required in childcare facilities and school settings through 12 grade. The CDC is expected to update childcare and school mask rules in the near future.
  • Masks are required at healthcare and long-term care facilities.
  • Masks are required at jails and prisons.
  • Masks are required at homeless shelters and cooling centers.

In addition, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses such as retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public.

Guidance for business owners and operators:

  • Allow individuals to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry.
  • Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask.
  • Require all patrons to wear masks.

People exempt from mask requirements:

  • Children younger than two years old.
  • People with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask.
  • People who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • People for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.


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Regardless of what the politicos tell us to do, most here in North County have been adhering to their own sensible and common sense actions without worrying about all this silly color-coded levels.


Your health, is not my concern. That’s facts.

Other fun facts:

1 in 5 sexually active adults has herpes, and doesn’t know it.

1 in 5 adults do not wash their hands after using the bathroom.

The average sick worker goes back to work 2-3 days before they should, while still contagious.

Have fun out there lol. Practice basic sanitation. You’ll be alright.


It’s going to be sorta fascinating to view all the over-woke, virtue-signalling, mask fetishists out there who’ll no doubt continue to “mask-up”, even when they’re outside and there’s no one within 50′ of them, or when they are driving alone. The masks have become integral symbols of their sociopolitical identifies. They’re not about to give them up.

It’ll also be a sad day of sorts for the nitwit jerks who have been strutting through stores mask-less with those edgy and misplaced looks of pride on their faces — just daring clerks (often low-paid and struggling just make it through their shifts) to question them.


The long arm of the law has eased up ” BUT ” still controls indirectly thru businesses. The nurses back east who didn’t trust the vaccines were sent home after putting their health on the line helping others. Whatever your views on wearing a mask beware not to give government more ways to control your lives. Take a little here and there & nobody notices its all gone until its to late.


Because making kids wear masks all day is so good for their health. Stupid on steroids!


Stupid on steroids to not don a mask when appropriate, even worst to teach small kids to disregard their safety or believe in Santa or the tooth fairy.

It’s almost child abuse.


“Implement vaccine verification “ ! That is entirely against HIPA laws. No one has the right to question people about their health except their licensed physician. Get real people!


Yet somehow schools have required evidence of vaccination for students for decades…

You are welcome to keep your medical records to yourself, but businesses are also welcome to refuse to serve customers who don’t provide vaccine evidence. It’s a free country.

Jon Tatro

I hope those pro masker virtue signalers continue to wear their masks when they drive alone or excercise outdoors , I like to readily identify the idiots in my community.


Double masking after getting fully vaccinated is the best way to show the world that you take covid even more serious than the CDC.


try the mirror


The idiots in the community are the ones who post comments like this. What’s it to you if someone chooses to wear a mask?


Cuz it’s funny!

Jon Tatro

I can tell you’re wearing your mask while writing your comment, science denial is a religion for many sheep.


You can thank the “sheep” for keeping covid under control in this county.


“science denial is a religion for many sheep

Especially the sheep who voted for the idiot who will be reinstated in august (lol).

Just look how the red states are doing, delta var will be the exciting addition to the summer.


Just like you are “virtue signaling” right now, consider yourself identified.

Red hats are easy to see, on sale now because he needs more of your cash.


Most people feel the same way when they see people with tattoos, smokers, tobacco chewers, etc. Doesn’t it feel great to be such a judgmental dbag about things that have zero effect on your life?