Effective Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the City of Palm Springs’ emergency order requiring face coverings will be rescinded to align with CDC guidance, now that the California Department of Public Health has officially updated its Nov. 16, 2020 guidance.
Under the State guidance, applicable in the City, for fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports, events, or other similar settings. For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
In indoor settings outside of one’s home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status, except as outlined in the State’s guidance.
Masks are still required indoors, with few exceptions.
For more information about the guidance, including any exceptions, visit