Recently, the covid cases in the U.S have been dropping tremendously. It has been a relief for the citizens as life will shift to normal. California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, said that the indoor mask mandate in the state would end soon.
However, he said that unvaccinated individuals will still wear masks even indoors. “On February 15, California’s state-wide indoor mask requirement will expire. He noted that unvaccinated people must still wear masks in indoor public settings.
According to the figures collected from California’s health department, unvaccinated people in the state are less than twenty percent.
“Omicron has loosened its hold on California, vaccines for children under 5 are around the corner, and access to COVID-19 treatments is improving,” said Dr. Tomás Aragón. “With things moving in the right direction, we are making responsible modifications to COVID-19 prevention measures while also continuing to develop a longer-term action plan for the state.”
However, Biden’s administration hasn’t formulated a plan on how the states will shift to normalcy from the covid- 19 emergency.
Governors of Delaware, new jersey, and Connecticut have set time frames for the end of the school mask mandates in their states.
Since June 2020, after the outbreak of the covid 19, California was one of the first states to mandate the wearing of masks. When the cases increased, the states required people to wear masks even when indoors.
States which have strict rules like the bay area and Los Angeles may still keep the mandates.
Newson is one of the leaders criticized for removing their masks in public. There has been a 65% reduction in the cases of COVID-19 in California in the wintertime. However, people should still observe the covid 19 precautions even with the dropping cases of the virus.