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Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Announces N95 Mask Distribution

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst  Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is a distribution center for N95 masks provided at no charge to comply with the state of California mandate that employers must provide these masks to unvaccinated workers if the unvaccinated employee requests.

The new Cal/OES language states:

Upon request, employers shall provide respirators for voluntary use in compliance with subsection 5144(c)(2) to all employees who are not fully vaccinated and who are working indoors or in vehicles with more than one person.

Chamber administrator Judi Hussain states, “we have obtained a limited supply of masks to give to our local businesses. They come in boxes of 20 masks, so please place your order in boxes or multiples of 20. Priority distribution will be given to businesses in the Oakhurst/Coarsegold/Bass Lake/North Fork and surrounding areas. We’ve had requests from as far away as Chowchilla and Visalia.”

For more information on new or changing regulations, here are three good resources to consult:

California Employers Assn:

https://www.employers.org/blog/2021/06/18/default/returning-to-normal-new-covid-19-workplace-standards/

California Public Health Order:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Beyond-Blueprint.aspx

California’s Covid page:  https://covid19.ca.gov/

In order to obtain masks for your business, please call the Chamber office at 559/683-7766 or send an email to chamber@oakhurstchamber.com to make an appointment. The office is staffed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 2 pm but is not yet open to the public, and you will need to be masked.

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