Beyond the Blueprint Q&A | Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons
When California fully reopens the economy, the state will move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Beginning June 15, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations (with the limited exceptions noted below for Mega Events) based on the following general public health recommendations:
Required for Indoor mega events
Recommended for Outdoor mega events
Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them.
Mega Events are characterized by large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors) attendees. Mega Events may have either assigned or unassigned seating, and may be either general admission or gated, ticketed and permitted events.
Mega Events are considered higher risk for COVID transmission because:
Participants and attendees are spending extensive periods of time physically close to large numbers of people they don't usually interact with.
The frequency and total duration of close contact between attendees is increased, thereby increasing the risk that respiratory particles will be transmitted between attendees and participants.
They draw from beyond the nearby community and will often draw attendees and participants from other states and countries who may be infected with more infectious COVID variants.
Effective contact tracing may be difficult given the number of potential uncontrolled mixing between groups and attendees and the nature of the events.
In addition to the general public health recommendations:
Verification of fully vaccinated status** or pre-entry negative test* result is required of all attendees.
Information will be prominently placed on all communications, including the reservation and ticketing systems, to ensure guests are aware of testing and vaccination requirements (including acceptable modes of verification).
Attendees must follow CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings.
For Outdoor Mega Events (example: music or food festivals/car shows/large endurance events and marathons/parades/sporting events and concerts):
Verification of fully vaccinated status or pre-entry negative test result is strongly recommended for all attendees. Attendees who do
not verify vaccination status should be asked to wear face coverings.
follow CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings.
Information will be prominently placed on all communications, including the reservation and ticketing systems, to ensure guests are aware that the State strongly recommends that they be fully vaccinated, obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending the event, or wear a face covering.
Venues are required to make available masks for all attendees.
Encourage everyone to get vaccinated when eligible.
Facilitate increased ventilation of indoor spaces (i.e., open all windows and doors to increase natural air flow), following current
CDPH and CalOSHA guidance.
Encourage everyone to sign up for
CA Notify as an added layer of protection for themselves and the community to receive alerts when they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
Convey the risk of attending large crowded events where the vaccine status of others in attendance may be unknown to the individuals.
Convey the risk of attending large crowded events for populations that may not currently be eligible for vaccination, or may be immunocompromised and whose vaccine protection may be incomplete.
Encourage all venues along any parade or event route to provide outdoor spaces for eating/drinking/congregating to reduce the risk of transmission in indoor settings.
The requirements and recommendations for negative testings / vaccine verification will be in place effective
June 15, 2021 through October 1, 2021. The state will assess conditions by September 1, 2021, to determine whether updated requirements or recommendations are needed beyond October 1, 2021.
CDPH will continue to provide updated guidance for youth, healthcare and high-risk congregate settings.
* Pre-entry negative testing
** Fully vaccinated