CA to drop mask mandate on June 15, grocery workers are wary

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The CDC says fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most indoor and outdoor places, but California won’t adopt that change until June 15. South Central LA grocery store worker Daniel De la Cruz is worried that unvaccinated customers will think it’s okay to walk in maskless. Photo by Shutterstock.

California officials say they'll adopt the CDC’s relaxed mask guidelines on June 15, giving the state a month to boost vaccination rates. But several major retail and grocery chains like Trader Joe’s and Walmart already no longer require masks for vaccinated customers. Public health experts are divided on the issue, and grocery store workers are worried unvaccinated people will lie about their status.