Facemasks. Once used primarily by medical professionals, facemasks are now a modern-day accessory and necessity thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggested the use of facemasks for the general public in areas where the virus was spreading in early June 2020 and 10 months later, 28 states still have a mask mandate in place. The below map highlights those states with a mandate in blue while those without mandates are in grey. Many of the central and southern states do not currently have mask orders in place while the east and west coasts do. Each state…









Caroline Jenkins

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