With Covid case numbers dropping in the double digits Governor’s across several state’s have pulled back their blanket requirement that all wear masks….
The step back for some places won’t start for several weeks and most will leave the final say up to city and local officials ….
The orders for masks and mandates have been followed by most Americans , in places ordered…..
Officials will be very happy to not have to deal with those who never looked at the issue from a health point of view, but as a political one…
Several Democratic governors announced plans on Monday to roll back mask mandates for schools and indoor public spaces, citing a drop in recent coronavirus infections and highlighting how even local officials who installed sweeping safety measures early in the pandemic are now preparing to live permanently with the virus.
“This is not a declaration of victory as much as an acknowledgment that we can responsibly live with this thing,” Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey, a Democrat who imposed some of the nation’s toughest pandemic-related mandates, said on Monday. Under Mr. Murphy’s new policy, which will take effect the second week of March, students and school employees in the state will no longer be required to wear masks.
Statewide mask mandates for schools and indoor settings had been imposed in only a handful of states, according to a New York Times database. Monday’s announcements represented one of the biggest rollbacks of statewide health protocols since the pandemic began.
Connecticut will permit students and staff members to stop wearing masks in schools by no later than Feb. 28; Delaware will end mask mandates in schools by March 31. Oregon and California announced the end to mask mandates at indoor public spaces.
New York State, which had been the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, has resisted the move, for now. On Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “I’m gathering data,” and “We are trending in a very, very good direction.”….