Redding has lifted the mask mandate for the fully vaccinated in indoor public places. Health Officer Doug Hartline says the daily rate of COVID-19 cases has declined regionally and in Redding they have dropped below 10 per 100,000 for three weeks in a row. The current daily case rate is 7.8 per 100,000. State mandates continue to require masks in schools and for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public spaces. Face coverings though are now optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Hartline says it's still recommended that Redding residents, and especially for those at higher risk of severe COVID-19, continue mask wearing when indoors in public areas, and when distancing cannot be maintained. He also asked for cooperation when visiting Redding establishments and locations that have chosen to maintain the full mask policy for the safety of their staff and customers.