In response to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mask mandates in some of the last holdouts will finally be discarded as America seeks to emerge from the COVID-19 policies that have dominated political discourse for the last two years.
Beginning tomorrow, most mask mandates and vaccine restrictions will be lifted in New York City, with the bizarre exception of mask mandates for children under five years old. New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who announced the change, said, “We’re far from out of the woods. COVID is still here. But we are beating it back.”
The city of Boston has also dropped its mask mandate for most indoor places, with the exception of public transportation, health care facilities, and public schools. The city health board has scheduled a meeting for March 9th to discuss whether masks will continue to be required in Boston public schools. Los Angeles also lifted their mask mandate last week, ending potential sources of embarrassment for mayor Eric Garcetti, who has repeatedly been photographed violating his own mask mandate. Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, along with numerous other large cities, are also following suit.
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