On April 3, 2023 the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) lifted masking mandates for healthcare workers, patients, and visitors in health care settings.
With the decline of respiratory illness cases, and in alignment with the CDPH and local counties, Stanford Health Care is also no longer requiring masks in clinical settings. However, we will continue to support masking in such spaces, especially during direct patient care. Learn more on our Visitor Policy page.
While masks are no longer required in California, it is important to check the levels in your community to determine your risk. Masks are still recommended for:
- People who have respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or runny nose
- People who are riding on indoor public transportation, such as a bus or airplane
- People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
Sources: CDC and COVID19.ca.gov