Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 continues to generate concern globally, domestically and locally. The City of Beaumont as a local government agency remains closely engaged with our County Health and emergency management partners. The health and safety of the citizens and City employees is our paramount concern, City services remain modified. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT:

California is moving Beyond the Blueprint to safely and fully reopen the economy!

As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery.

The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, only related to masking and mega-events, as well as settings serving children and youth pending an expected update to the K-12 schools guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Restrictions that ended on June 15 include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Capacity limits on businesses
  • County tier system

Read the Governor’s orders: N-07-21 and N-08-21. Find details in the California Department of Public Health’s Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors and the Questions & Answers.

Face Coverings

California has now changed its mask requirements to match the CDC’s Guidance:

  • Vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most circumstances
  • Unvaccinated people should wear masks in indoor, public settings
  • Everyone should wear masks in:
    • Public transit
    • Hospitals
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Homeless shelters
    • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings 

In the workplace

Cal/OSHA has aligned workplace mask requirements in its COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) with mask requirements from the California Department of Public Health:

  • No face covering requirements outdoors (except during outbreaks), regardless of vaccination status, though workers should be trained for outdoor use of face coverings.
  • Employers may allow fully vaccinated employees not to wear face coverings indoors, but must document their vaccination status. There are some settings where masks are required regardless of vaccination status. In outbreaks, all employees must wear face coverings indoors and outdoors when six-feet physical distancing cannot be maintained, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Employers must provide unvaccinated employees with approved respirators for voluntary use when working indoors or in a vehicle with others, upon request.

Resources

The City is encouraging residents to educate themselves about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to protect themselves and their families, by reviewing resources available at: