FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2021
Public Affairs Information Officer
The Governor reopened the economy beginning June 15.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – City Manager Kristine Ridge has signed an executive order ending the City’s face covering requirement effective today, June 15, in conjunction with the lifting of most statewide mask requirements and other pandemic-related restrictions.
The Governor ordered the California economy to reopen today and the resumption of most normal business operations and activities. The City of Santa Ana will continue to follow all state, federal and county health rules related to COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health still requires the use of face coverings by vaccinated individuals in some circumstances. Face coverings are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses, with some exemptions.
Santa Ana City Hall has remained open throughout most of the pandemic, and the City has been providing services such as to-go senior meals, curbside pickup at the libraries, more online options, and virtual participation at public meetings. The City will now resume more services, update its pandemic safety measures, and begin reopening more facilities. Among the changes:
While we are excited to see our economy reopen and our local businesses and residents thrive again, the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over. To allow the economy to remain open, to avoid another COVID-19 surge, and to protect public health, the City of Santa Ana encourages everyone age 12 or older to get vaccinated and follow COVID-19 public health guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the County of Orange Health Care Agency.
Learn more about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine and find other pandemic news and resources at www.santa-ana.org/covid19.
See the City Manager’s executive order ending the local mask requirement here.
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