Just in time for Joey’s SOTU address.
Three Democrat Governors on Monday jointly announced they will end mask mandates for schools.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced masks will no longer be required at most indoor places starting Tuesday March 1 and at schools March 12:
“California continues to adjust our policies based on the latest data and science, applying what we’ve learned over the past two years to guide our response to the pandemic. Masks are an effective tool to minimize spread of the virus and future variants, especially when transmission rates are high. We cannot predict the future of the virus, but we are better prepared for it and will continue to take measures rooted in science to keep California moving forward.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown said all mask requirements, including in schools will end March 12:
“Two years ago today, we identified Oregon’s first case of COVID-19. As has been made clear time and again over the last two years, COVID-19 does not stop at state borders or county lines. On the West Coast, our communities and economies are linked. Together, as we continue to recover from the Omicron surge, we will build resiliency and prepare for the next variant and the next pandemic. As we learn to live with this virus, we must remain vigilant to protect each other and prevent disruption to our schools, businesses, and communities––with a focus on protecting our most vulnerable and the people and communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.”
Washington Governor Jay Inslee also announced all mask requirements will end on March 12:
“We’ve continued to monitor data from our state Department of Health, and have determined we are able to adjust the timing of our statewide mask requirement. While this represents another step forward for Washingtonians, we must still be mindful that many within our communities remain vulnerable. Many businesses and families will continue choosing to wear masks, because we’ve learned how effective they are at keeping one another safe. As we transition to this next phase, we will continue to move forward together carefully and cautiously.”
The Covid tyrants are lifting mandates just in time for Biden’s SOTU address.
Capitol Physician Brian Monahan on Sunday told lawmakers in a letter that individuals may now choose to wear masks, but it is no longer a requirement.