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Fri May 14, 2021, 05:21 PM

Which states are still requiring masks after the CDC's updated guidance?

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/states-requiring-masks-cdcs-updated-guidance/story?id=77688271
"At least four states and a string of local leaders are holding off on changing their mask mandates following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance that allows fully vaccinated Americans to go without masks indoors or outdoors.

At least seven Democrat-led states -- Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington state -- said they would change their rules to follow the agency's new guidance, hours after it was announced.
However, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts announced that for now, they plan to keep their mask mandates in place. Over a dozen other states and jurisdictions have yet to announce their plans.

Local leaders in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., which are all led by Democrats, said Thursday they'd take the new CDC guidance under advisement before adopting."
"Currently, 24 state governments, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, require people to wear face coverings in public settings."
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Reply Which states are still requiring masks after the CDC's updated guidance? (Original post)
CentralMass May 2021 OP
JoanofArgh May 2021 #1
CentralMass May 2021 #2
dsc May 2021 #15
crazylikafox May 2021 #3
Karma13612 May 2021 #4
seaglass May 2021 #5
CentralMass May 2021 #7
seaglass May 2021 #12
CentralMass May 2021 #13
seaglass May 2021 #17
CentralMass May 2021 #18
CentralMass May 2021 #14
seaglass May 2021 #16
TheRealNorth May 2021 #6
WhiskeyGrinder May 2021 #9
abqtommy May 2021 #8
CentralMass May 2021 #10
beaglelover May 2021 #11

Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 05:28 PM

1. Yesterday, Governor Cooper (D) of NC said mask mandates would stay in place

because our vaccination rate was one of the 10 worst in the US and he's been working hard to get it up. He didn't want to relax restrictions until we were nearer to herd immunity. Today he scrapped the mandate so he must have been getting some pressure.


I was out and about today and EVERYBODY was wearing masks, lol

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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #1)

Fri May 14, 2021, 05:31 PM

2. Clearly those mask wearers need a good brow beating. They don't listen to science ;-)

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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #1)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:04 PM

15. that lasted for less than 24 hours

mask mandate is over now other than in schools, prisons, conjugate settings, etc.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 05:39 PM

3. Maryland just removed mask mandate 30 minutes ago

Republican Governor just gave news conference and basically announced pandemic over, patted self on back, and removed mask mandate

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 05:56 PM

4. Well,

I just popped into a local, very rural Dollar General in NY-21 (waving at YOU E-lies Stefanik) and did so sans mask.

Everyone else was masked and no one said a word to me. A year ago, I was often the only one who WAS wearing a mask because everyone else was anti-mask.

Felt kinda funny.

I am going to wait and see what NYS and Cuomo says. But, since I am fully vaccinated, I am ready to go without a mask as a matter of routine unless it feels unsafe. Cramped quarters like elevators, etc.


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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:06 PM

5. When did Charlie Baker become a Democrat? He is the decision maker, not "local leaders" whoever

that is referring to.

Local leaders in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., which are all led by Democrats

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Response to seaglass (Reply #5)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:13 PM

7. That's a big miss (Baker) but MA is clearly a blue state and Baker is a very moderate

reasonable republican.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #7)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:43 PM

12. It's lazy reporting, really no excuse for it. I will never forgive him for accusing teachers of

trying to take vaccines away from the most vulnerable when he was forcing school openings before teachers were approved to be vaxxed. So nah, I don't see him as that reasonable.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #12)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:45 PM

13. I haven't lived there since 2014 and don't follow MA politics that much these days.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #13)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:22 PM

17. He does appear on the surface to be reasonable, he just has a real hair across his ass when it comes

to teachers/schools.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #17)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:24 PM

18. I'm not suprized

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Response to seaglass (Reply #12)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:57 PM

14. Actually, the article didn't include MA in its statement on 7 democratically controlled

states. The 7 are listed in the sentence.

"At least seven Democrat-led states -- Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington state -- said they would change their rules to follow the agency's new guidance, hours after it was announced."

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #14)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:21 PM

16. It was further down in the article - it was misidentifying the governor.

Local leaders in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., which are all led by Democrats, said Thursday they'd take the new CDC guidance under advisement before adopting."

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:09 PM

6. Here in MN, Walz ended the statewide indoors mask mandate.

Local ordinances in Minneapolis and St. Paul remain in effect for now.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #6)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:30 PM

9. Duluth dropped theirs too.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:17 PM

8. Yeah, 'cuz like the whole covid thing is a hoax anyway. snark off

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #8)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:32 PM

10. Yes and it's over (until it's not), some people got vaccinated..

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:39 PM

11. CA is supposed to be updating their mask guidance in a few days.

We'll see.

I'm sure our anemic looking health director for L.A. county will want everyone to keep wearing masks but hopefully she will be overruled.

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