Face Masks Update

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A message from:
Board of Supervisors
Susan S. Muranishi, County Administrator

February 16, 2022

Thank you for your continued service to our diverse communities -- we hope you are staying healthy and enjoying the early signs of spring.

On February 7, 2022, the State Public Health Officer issued new "Guidance for the Use of Face Masks" effective February 16, 2022. Consistent with the County's ongoing commitment to the safety and health of our valued employees, and as allowed by the new state guidance, the County will maintain the status quo with regard to face coverings. Specifically, employees, members of the public and visitors entering County facilities (vaccinated or unvaccinated) must continue to wear face coverings at all times (except as noted below).

As a reminder, for your safety, the safety of your colleagues and the communities we serve, the following existing requirements remain in place:

  • Everyone must wear a face covering in the workplace unless the employee is working in an office or another room alone.
    • Use of surgical masks or respirators (N95, KN95, or KF94) is highly recommended, especially when the risk may be high. Contact your Agency/Department Human Resources Officer to obtain N95 respirators.
  • Face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Employees who work in an open floor plan (i.e., workstations/cubicles - irrespective of cubicle height) must wear a face covering while in their workstation/cubicle, unless the employee is the single occupant in the entire room.
  • Face coverings must be worn in conference rooms or areas where others may also enter.
  • Employees may only remove a face covering when eating/drinking and must ensure they maintain a distance of at least 6-feet away from other persons.

Your continued cooperation and adherence to masking is appreciated as we work together to maintain a healthy workforce and ensure that our common worksites are safe places for all.