Masks are still strongly recommended for people who are high risk, including:

  • Kūpuna
  • Immunocompromised
  • Unvaccinated
  • At risk because of existing medical conditions
  • Caregivers (people who take care of kūpuna or others at high risk)

Even if you don’t fall into one of these categories, you may want to consider continuing to wear a mask when in the presence of others as well as around people whose vaccine status you don’t know.

Additionally, masks are also strongly recommended in places where people are at a higher risk like:

  • Hospitals and medical facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Congregate living facilities, including shelters and correctional facilities
  • Crowded indoor spaces and events
  • When traveling (including public transportation)
  • Schools (indoors)

Source: (UCSF Medicine Department Chair via NY Times) (DOH)

Updated 03/13/2022