Personal protective equipment is still required in some states. For example, masks should be worn in schools and universities, as well as by employees of restaurants and hairdressers.
In the United States, states are massively abandoning mask mode. Personal protective equipment has already been canceled by 16 states. At the same time, the authorities recommend that citizens wear masks, but do not oblige, writes CNN.
So, the last one to oppose the wearing of masks was the governor of Wyoming in the west of the country. Masks have already been allowed not to be worn in Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee. Citizens are, first of all, required to observe the social distance.
In Alaska, masks have been abandoned everywhere except in the city and county of Anchorage. In the region, the mayor spoke out for wearing masks, having signed an appropriate order.
In Florida, Idaho, Montana, Missouri, Arizona, masks may not be worn, but local municipalities may require this.
In Georgia, wearing masks is required only for members of certain professions. For example, employees of restaurants and cafes are required to wear masks. In Mississippi, a mask is a must when attending school, college, or university. In Nebraska, personal protective equipment should be available to workers and clients of hairdressers, tattoo parlors.
At the same time, two-thirds of Americans approve of the actions of President Joe Biden in the fight against the pandemic. His work in this direction is positively assessed by 35% of Republican supporters and 98% of Democratic voters.
Note that 2020 became the deadliest year in US history due to the number of victims caused by the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in the country after cardiovascular disease and cancer.