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98% of U.S. population can ditch masks as COVID eases -CDC -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – A panoramic view of Atlanta’s U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters (CDC), September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Thursday that 98% of Americans live in areas where COVID-19 levels have been sufficiently low to not require masks.

On February 25, the CDC dramatically relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines regarding when Americans should wear masks indoors. It stated that they can be dropped in countries with low to medium COVID-19 levels.

The CDC originally stated that 70% of the 72% American counties could remove masks. According to the CDC, 98% of Americans living in 94% U.S. county can get rid of masks.

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