Mask off? Here’s where every state stands with mask requirements


Getty Images

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DENVER (KDVR) — COVID-19 has been in the United States for more than a year now. With the arrival of the coronavirus in 2020 came the guidance on wearing a mask or face covering.

Now that multiple COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more widely available across the country, is it time to ditch the mask?

The Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance at the end of February recommending that people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.

Masks or face coverings are also required for travel on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

In February, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert said it’s “possible” Americans will need to continue wearing masks into 2022 to protect against COVID-19.

Dr. Fauci also said, “I want to see [the COVID-19 numbers] go way down,” he continued. “When it goes way down and the overwhelming majority of people are vaccinated, then I’d feel comfortable saying we don’t need to wear masks.”

So, where does your state stand on wearing masks?

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

National News

More U.S. & World

Washington D.C.

More Washington

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Daily Oklahoma Coronavirus Data


Contact In Your Corner Team

Latest News

More News

KFOR Digital Originals

More Digital Original

Follow @KFOR on Twitter