Democratic officials at all levels are considering or implementing new coronavirus mask requirements in response to new advice from the CDC despite the fact that new cases vary significantly throughout the country.
For areas having a covid rate of 50 cases per 100,000 people in 7 days, the new guideline advises wearing masks inside. According to Johns Hopkins University data, similar hot zones exist across the United States, but particularly in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri.
According to a New York Times examination of Department of Health and Human Services statistics, the nation’s capital had a 7-day average of 57 coronavirus cases and just one covid fatality in July. Washington, D.C., according to the CB, has a population around 692,000. This is why both the White House and the United States House of Representatives have resumed indoor masking.
However, as of Friday, Hawaii, Nevada, and Washington, D.C. have implemented indoor mask requirements for fully vaccinated people.
In Hawaii, which has a population of more than 1.4 million people, state health authorities reported a rolling average of 186 cases for the last two weeks on Thursday.
The 10 million population of Los Angeles County reported 2,428 new cases and ten fatalities on Wednesday. It reported 17 fatalities and 3,248 new cases Thursday, almost two weeks after authorities restored the mask requirement for public indoor spaces.
Democrat-led cities have also rushed to reinstate mask mandates – and even private companies such as Walmart and Ford are now considering requiring masks, testing, or vaccinations for employees at certain locations.
Furthermore, Nevada, having a 3 million population, reported daily averages of 870 new cases and seven fatalities for the previous 14 days as of Thursday. Within hours after the CDC’s revised advice, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the reinstatement of the indoor mask requirement in that state.