These Are The Last States In The U.S. Enforcing A Mask Mandate

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Did that intrepid, soul-searching move down to California pre-pandemic backfire as the state became the dumbest in terms of COVID restrictions?

Fear not, for there are other states also basking in the idiocy of masks that don’t work and strongarming vaccines that don’t contain viral spread.

But here we are, six states left in the U.S. — after two years of data — that still enforcing masking as the clock ticks on when they’ll eventually be dropped.

Joining the Bronzed State in persistent masking, these are the other six states still sticking to their statewide masking rules:

  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Washington, D.C.

Even CNN’s pundits are turning their backs on masks after long calls for mandatory rulings among all age demographics.

Now that the vast majority of states (including New York) are finally listening to their pleading citizens, it may become a matter of weeks until the mandates in these remaining states are lifted.

And if not, well, time to soul search in Nashville, baby.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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  1. I’ll try this again: Excluding hospitals, airports and schools (the latter of which ends February 28 as reported on Outkick) Connecticut does not have a statewide mask mandate. This information from the article is out of date and the author of this glorified Facebook comment either didn’t read it or was too lazy to confirm it.

    Receipt printed. Please tell me Outkick, founded by America’s best known First Amendment and boob absolutist, is not deleting comments and I just hit the wrong button last time.

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