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In the Zone – July 2021

California Lifts COVID Restrictions Effective June 15th:

The California Department of Public Health has eliminated numerous COVID-19 restrictions effective June 15.  The color-coded tier system for reopening businesses will be eliminated, allowing businesses to return to more normal operations with fewer restrictions and limitations. One major change is that the State will adopt the new mask recommendations recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that people who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear face masks or physically distance in most outdoor and indoor settings.  This new guidance was based on additional studies regarding the effectiveness of the vaccines and the declining COVID cases that have resulted as the distribution of the vaccines continues.

For club activities such as autocross and driver education events, in car instruction may now resume with the exception that if the instructor is not fully vaccinated the choice shall be left up to the student on whether to request a fully vaccinated instructor, and vice versa. This option should be fully communicated before the start of instruction. However, if the track or the county in which the event is held has more stringent COVID restrictions, the most restrictive guidelines will prevail. For all other events including tech sessions, dinner meetings, tours and concours events, no restrictions will apply unless county restrictions or the venue in which the event is held is more restrictive.

Regarding the continued requirement for all participants to continue to sign the PCA Communicable Disease Waiver, PCA is still reviewing this issue and until further notice, all events moving or otherwise will require attendees to complete the waiver.

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Collin Fat, Zone 7 Representative
Sacramento Valley Region
cfat1952@gmail.com