County of Santa Clara Universal Indoor Mask Requirement to Transition to a Recommendation March 2. Today, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department announced that all masking metrics have been met and therefore indoor masking will no longer be required beginning March 2. However, the Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health strongly recommend that the public continue to wear masks in all indoor public spaces.
The California Department of Public Health
continues to require masking in higher-risk settings such as public transit, healthcare facilities, shelters, jails, and long-term care facilities.
For information on the State's requirements, visit:
Effective March 1, 2022 , the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking.
Universal masking shall remain required in specified high-risk settings.
After March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and Childcare settings will terminate. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts.