Due to the quick rise in Redding COVID-19 cases, it is required that masks be worn in all indoor settings regardless of vaccination status, where social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks can be removed when alone in a room such as a private office or when socially distanced from others. This includes all municipal buildings, restaurants (when not eating or drinking), places of worship, work, healthcare, and congregate living settings. This does not apply to outdoor activity or private homes. The Redding Health Department says the beginning of the next COVID-19 wave has begun. Redding’s average 2-week daily case rate of COVID-19 cases have risen sharply from 2.4 to 21.2 cases per 100,000 population in the past month. Redding, along with most towns in the State, is now in the red zone.