Plans for California’s full reopening on June 15

Plans for California’s full reopening on June 15

Marielle Ambulo , Freshman

It is expected for the state of California to fully open up on June 15, 2021, if and only if two requirements are met: there needs to be enough vaccines for Californians 16 years and older to get vaccinated and hospitalizations must remain stable and low.

Currently, most shops are already open, but the majority of schools and large-scale indoor events will reopen based on the results of this plan; if all goes well, schools and indoor events will follow right after. “Large-scale indoor events, such as conventions, will be allowed to occur with testing or vaccination verification requirements.”

As of April 19th this year, COVID-19 vaccine shots are now available to nonessential workers. Those who are 16 and older are eligible for getting the vaccine. Getting vaccinated as soon as you can is highly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There is also a plan for a vaccine for those who are too young to get the current vaccine. Authorities at the state government explain, “California continues to plan for the vaccination of Californians under 16 years of age, protection against new variants and continued tracking and containment of spread.

Masks will continue to be mandatory as another caution to prevent the spread of the disease.

As not everyone is able to get the vaccine just yet, we must continue to be cautious and do our best to help stop the spread. We are slowly on our way to completely beating this pandemic and provide a healthier environment for everyone.