AARP – For two years, governors across the country have issued orders and recommendations to their residents on the status of schools, businesses and public services in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
As the delta and omicron variants spread, some cities and communities reinstated mandates they had previously lifted. Now those mandates are lifting again.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order that requires all federal executive branch employees to get the vaccine. Some states have already adopted mandates that apply to state employees and health care workers.
When a state is listed as fully reopened, it means that businesses no longer have to follow capacity limits or curfews.
Most public and private gatherings of any size are allowed (large indoor event venues may still be subject to restrictions).
Domestic travelers are free to visit the state without quarantining or providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Minimal restrictions may still apply in certain setting … read more.
Nearly All States Still Enforcing Covid Mandates Have One Thing In Common
HEADLINE HEALTH – Ten states plus the District of Columbia have still not fully reopened; nine of those ten states’ governors are Democrats (the exception – Massachusetts, which has a long history of electing liberal Republican governors).
Places that still enforce Covid restrictions such as mask and vaccine mandates include, according to AARP:
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Rhode Island