Mask mandates are coming down across the United States, but is your state keeping its mandate in place?
NBC News is tracking the state of mask mandates in the country to see where the mandates are still in place for vaccinated or unvaccinated people. This map was last updated July 20.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s May 13 announcement that vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most settings, along with rising vaccination rates across the country, set off a flurry of updates, as governors, statehouses and health departments moved to study the CDC’s announcement and bring their own regulations in line.
A handful of states, such as California, now require masks only for unvaccinated people, while one other state, Hawaii, still requires everyone to wear masks in certain situations, such as while riding public transportation or in schools or nursing homes. Still others, including Alabama and Indiana, were among the group of states that nixed their mandates entirely in the spring and do not require masks for anyone.
The CDC still recommends that unvaccinated individuals wear masks and social distance.
CORRECTION (Sept. 1, 2021, 4:18 p.m. ET): A previous version of this map mistakenly switched the colors for states mandating masks for the unvaccinated and those mandating masks for the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Unvaccinated-only should be yellow (not green), and vaccinated and unvaccinated should be green (not yellow). The map has been fixed.