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What Will the Bay Area Look Like When California Reopens on June 15?

Here's what we know about how the region will move forward when the state reopens and lifts most coronavirus-related restrictions.

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Bay Area residents and businesses are preparing for California's plan to fully reopen its economy and move past the coronavirus pandemic. But there are questions surrounding how local officials will implement the state's new guidance. Each county will have final say on the June 15 reopening and we're working to get details from local officials.

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can ditch the face coverings. However, the California mask mandate won't change until the state officially reopens on June 15, 2021. We show you when you'll need to mask up in the Bay Area and California until then. If you're fully vaccinated, check out how the mask guidelines change for you after California reopens on June 15.

NBC Bay Area has reached out to each county to get updates on their post-pandemic plan once California moves beyond its Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Bookmark this page as we will be updating it with new information we receive from Bay Area health officials.

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Alameda County

Alameda County Public Health Department says the county is fully aligned with the state's reopening plan, recommendations for fully vaccinated people, and mask guidance. The health department encourages residents to review California State Blueprint for a Safer Economy for the latest on industry-specific guidance.

The county on Monday announced it has rescinded its local shelter-in-place health order to align with the state's public health order.

In Berkeley, which has its own health department, officials said the city has been aligning with the state and have no plans to impose any more stringent local requirements at this time.

Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services, the county's public health system, said it plans to align with the state and not have any additional local restrictions.

Marin County

The county said it will align with the state and plans to rescind its legal health orders. The only health order the county plans to keep requires any COVID-19 positive people to quarantine.

Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis in a June 2 video update said the county will join the state in fully reopening, adding on June 15 all sectors can be fully reopen without capacity limits indoors or outdoors.

"In Marin, we don't intend to place any regulations that are more restrictive than what is allowed by the state," Willis said.

Willis explains in the video below why he feels the county is ready to make the leap into fully reopening.

Marin County's Department of Health and Human Services has also provided answers to common questions surrounding the pandemic and reopening on its frequently asked questions page.

Napa County

The county said it will align with the state's reopening guidance, including the lifting of the local mask mandate.

Napa County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Relucio in her latest COVID-19 updates to the Board of Supervisors focused on the state's plan for June 15 reopening and how the county is moving toward reaching yellow tier status.

Napa County reached the yellow tier status on June 8.

San Mateo County

The county moved into yellow tier in May and is fully aligned with the state's industry guidance for operations and activities.

San Mateo County also recently aligned its face mask guidelines with the state.

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can ditch the face coverings. However, the California mask mandate won't change until the state officially reopens on June 15, 2021. We show you when you'll need to mask up in the Bay Area and California until then. If you're fully vaccinated, check out how the mask guidelines change for you after California reopens on June 15.

San Francisco

San Francisco will fully reopen businesses and activities to align with the state's reopening plans.

Mayor London Breed on Friday announced San Francisco became the first major American city with 80% of its eligible residents to receive a vaccine dose.

"San Francisco will be fully reopen," the mayor said in a tweet.

Santa Clara County

The county is currently in the yellow tier and said it plans to align with the state.

Santa Clara County Public Health has also set up a frequently asked questions page.

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Solano County

The county said it will follow the state's guidance regarding the Beyond the Blueprint plan.

More on the county's coronavirus page.

Sonoma County

The county said it will align with the state's reopening guidelines.

For more information, visit the county's health orders and guidance page.

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