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Business guidelines

Beyond the Blueprint – reopening California’s economy

On June 15, 2021, California moved Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and eliminated the color-coded tier system for counties. This means restrictions related to business and social activities have eased, however things still don’t look exactly like they did pre-pandemic. Capacity limits and physical distancing requirements for businesses have ended, although masking requirements continue to remain in many settings.

This page summarizes the State of California’s requirements and guidance, which apply to Marin County and all of California.

Masking requirements and guidance

Indoor Settings

  • Masks are required in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public), regardless of a person's vaccination status.
  • Read California Department of  Public Health masking guidance for additional additional information about face covering requirements.

Outdoor Settings

  • Masks are strongly encouraged, especially in crowded environments where it may be difficult to distinguish someone's vaccination status.

Business Signage

Sample "please wear a mask" signs are available for businesses to print and post on entrances to help ensure compliance by employees and customers.

Mask Requirements for Business Owners / Operators

Individuals, businesses, venue operators, hosts, and others responsible for the operation of indoor public settings must:

(a) Require all employees, contractors, visitors, and patrons to wear face coverings in all indoor settings, regardless of their vaccination status; and

(b) Post clearly visible and easy-to-read signage at all entry points for indoor settings to communicate the masking requirements to all patrons.

In addition, those responsible for indoor public settings are strongly encouraged to provide face coverings at no cost to individuals required to wear them.


More information

General restrictions applying to indoor & outdoor settings

Capacity limitations

  • No restrictions

Workplace Requirements

For current rules around safety in the workplace please visit the following websites:


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 and concerts. Examples of outdoor mega events include music or food festivals, car shows, large endurance events and marathons, parades, sporting events and 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​

More information about requirements and recommendations for Mega Events.

More information about Beyond the Blueprint

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