Beyond the Blueprint –
Reopening California’s Economy

Changes Effective Tuesday, June 15

Last updated 6/10/2021

Beginning June 15, 2021, the state will move Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and eliminate the color-coded tier system for counties. This means there will be far fewer restrictions on business and social activity, although things still won’t be exactly like they were before the pandemic. There will no longer be capacity limits on businesses, although masking will still be required in many situations and settings.​

This page summarizes the State of California’s requirements and guidance, which apply to Contra Costa County and all of California. Contra Costa County does not have any additional restrictions.


Masking Requirements and Guidance

Fully Vaccinated People

  • Masks are not required in most settings, except where required for All People (exceptions listed below)


Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated People

  • Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public)


All People

Both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people must wear masks in these settings:​

  • Public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares)

  • Transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)

  • Workplace: Masks must continue to be worn on the job. Cal/OSHA will be reviewing its masking guidance for employers and workers on June 17. 

  • K-12 schools, childcare facilities and other youth settings (indoors)

  • Businesses that choose to require masks for all customers

  • Healthcare settings (including long-term care facilities)

  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers

  • Correctional facilities and detention centers

Click here to read about individuals who are exempt from wearing masks.


Vaccination Verification Guidance for Businesses, Venues or Hosts

In settings where masks are required only for unvaccinated individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts may choose to:

  • Provide information to all patrons, guests and attendees regarding vaccination requirements and allow vaccinated individuals to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry (i.e. honor system)

  • Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask

  • Require all patrons to wear masks

Click the links below for more information:


General Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Settings

Capacity Limitations: No restrictions

Physical Distancing:

  • No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests

  • Physical distance in the workplace should be maintained 

Travel: Follow CDC recommendations

Mega Events: 

​Mega events are large public events where attendance may exceed 5,000 persons for indoor or 10,000 persons for outdoor events.

Examples of indoor mega events include:

  • Conventions

  • Conferences

  • Expos

  • Sporting events

  • Concerts


Examples of outdoor mega events include:

  • Music or food festivals

  • Car shows

  • Large endurance events and marathons

  • Parades

  • Sporting events

  • Concerts

For all attendees, verification of fully vaccinated status or recent negative testing for COVID-19 is:

  • Required for indoor mega events

  • Strongly recommended for outdoor mega events​

Click here for additional information about requirements and recommendations for Mega Events.