Now Reading
States across the US revise masking requirements
Subscribe
Sign In

States across the US revise masking requirements

NY lifts mask-or-vaccine mandate. MA ends school masking mandate.

Where: United States

The Facts

NY Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that the statewide mask-or-vaccine requirement for indoor businesses is to be lifted, effective from February 10th. School mask mandates will stand and are due to be reevaluated in March.

IL Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the lifting of the statewide indoor masking mandate for most public spaces beginning February 28th. Mask requirements for schools, health care settings and public transport will continue.

MA Governor Charlie Baker remarked that the state’s school masking mandate would end on February 28th. Several other States have also revised their masking requirements, including RI, CA, OR, NJ, CT, and DE.

CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, noted that the agency continues to recommend wearing masks in indoor areas with high and substantial transmission risk, alongside universal masking in schools.

Dr. Walensky stated, “Our hospitalizations are still high, our death rates are still high… We are encouraged by the current (case) trends, (but) we’re not there yet.”

Primary Sources

Direct, authoritative source material on this story.

Reference Articles

Articles Citable has ingested related to this story.

Reference Articles

Articles Citable has ingested related to this story.

Media Coverage

Why did we include this story

Most covered story by the media today

of articles referenced this story

Coverage by Media Outlet

Media outlets covering this story along with their positive or negative sentiment toward this story.

© 2021 Citable. All Rights Reserved.