Remember Masks, Social Distance Over Holiday Weekend

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all California businesses to remind their employees of the importance of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing as they enjoy their upcoming holiday weekend.

“Keeping California open for business requires a sustained commitment from all of us—employers, workers, and our family members and friends,” said CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg.

“It is critical that we all do everything possible to tamp down the infection rate—including wearing masks, avoiding mixing with those outside our immediate family and maintaining physical distancing. Six feet and a mask at work and while away from work are critical to protecting jobs and our economy,” Zaremberg said.

“Businesses need workers to stay healthy so customers have access to the services they want and need and so that workers will have jobs necessary to support their families,” he added.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following information on mask wearing and social distancing which employers are encouraged to share with their employees:

  • CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
  • Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
  • Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others (source control).

Read more at the CDC website.