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See Reopening Plans and Mask Mandates for All 50 States

Last update: December 21, 2021 at 12:48:34 A.M ET

Across the U.S., mask mandates have significantly eased since the start of the year. Restrictions have lifted and business are approaching pre-pandemic level.

For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, public health measures have been left to state and local officials. Several states loosened mask requirements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that fully vaccinated people could go without masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.

Nearly all counties across the United States are experiencing either “substantial” or “high” transmission rates that would fall under the C.D.C. masking guidelines. These designations, which are updated regularly, are based on an area’s per capita case rate or test positivity rate. The map below was last updated on December 31, 2021 at 12:28:34 A.M ET.

From May 04, 2020 to present, I have been documenting COVID-19 restrictions at a state-level: from open/closed establishments, stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, and more. The data table was last updated on: December 31 at 12:43:17 A.M ET. You can follow worldwide COVID-19 news, here. To view a list of data notes for this page, click here.

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