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Alabama

Alabama does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

In early March 2021, Gov. Ivey announced she will let the state's mask mandate expire on April 9, 2021. On April 7, she issued the Safer Apart Order, which officially lifts the mandate.

Alaska

Alaska does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

Following the expiration of the state of emergency declaration, it is recommended that individuals wear face coverings in public settings.

Arizona

Arizona does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

On March 25, 2021, Gov. Ducey issued EO 2021, which lifted all mask mandates throughout Arizona.

Arkansas

Arkansas does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

The mandate was lifted on March 31, 2021. Arkansas recommends that every person in Arkansas wear a face covering completely over the mouth and nose in all indoor environments, excluding private residences, where they are exposed to non-household members and distancing of six (6) feet or more cannot be assured and in all outdoor settings, excluding private residences, where there is exposure to non-household members, unless there exists ample space of six (6) feet or more to practice physical distancing.

California

On March 1, 2022, California ended its mask mandate for unvaccinated individuals, but strongly recommended that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, continue wearing masks indoors.

Colorado

Colorado does not currently have a mask mandate in place, however, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has required that face coverings be worn in homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and healthcare facilities.

On May 14, 2021, Governor Polis issued an Executive Order that removed the requirement for fully vaccinated individuals to wear face coverings. Individuals ages 11 and older are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear face coverings until they are fully vaccinated. This order was also echoed in a Colorado Department of Public Health order that was issued on May 31.

Connecticut

Connecticut currently has no mask mandates.

Delaware

Delaware mask mandate expires February 11, 2022 for all indoor businesses, public transportation, and spaces open to the public.

Florida

Florida does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

Under Phase 3, mask requirements are rescinded as of September 25, 2020.

Georgia

Georiga does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

Hawaii

Hawaii currently has a mask mandate in place at indoor public areas for all individuals regardless of vaccination status however it is set to end March 25th.

Idaho

Idaho does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

Illinois

Starting March 1, Illinois will no longer have a statewide mask mandate in place. Prior to this date, the state requires both vaccinated an unvaccinated individuals to wear masks in public indoor establishments.

Indiana

Indiana does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

Mask mandate becomes merely advisory on April 6, 2021

Iowa

Iowa does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

Additionally, on May 20, 2021, Iowa enacted a law prohibiting public schools, cities, and counties from issuing mask mandates.

On Feb. 7, 2021, a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency lifted the statewide mask mandate, which had been in place since Nov. 2020. The now lifted mandate had required Iowans to wear masks when people are in an indoor public space and unable to socially distance for 15 minutes or longer. Businesses are still encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for distancing and sanitation.

However, as of September 9, 2021, a federal judge ordered the State of Iowa to allow individual schools to mandate masks.

Kansas

Kansas does not currently have a mask mandate in place.

As such, any person in Kansas must wear a face covering: inside, or in line to enter, any indoor public space; when obtaining services from the healthcare sector; while waiting for a ride on or riding in public transportation or a private transportation service open to the general public; or, when outside where social distancing is not practicable.

Kentucky

Kentucky does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Louisiana

Starting October 27, Louisiana is no longer under a statewide mask mandate. All students in K-12 schools must continue to wear masks unless those schools have put in place proper isolation and quarantine for students and staff.

Although masks are no longer required by the state, government agencies as well as schools and hospitals may still create their own internal mandates.

Maine

Maine does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

As of May 24, Mainers are no longer required to wear a mask most public settings. Masks are still required at schools and childcare settings.

Maryland

Maryland does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Nevertheless, Maryland requires all persons to wear face coverings in schools, hospitals, and open public transportation. In September 2021, a legislative panel voted to require all teachers, staff, and students in public schools to wear face coverings.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Starting May 29, 2021, there is no statewide mask mandate.

Michigan

Michigan does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 required people to wear face coverings when participating in gatherings. It will also require employers to provide at least cloth face coverings to their employees. As of May 6, masks are not required for outdoor gatherings up to 100 people. As of May 15, 2021, fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks indoors.

Minnesota

Minnesota does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

On May 14, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 21-23 which removed the requirement the statewide mask requirement, however, individuals who have not yet been fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear face coverings until they are fully vaccinated. The mask mandate remains in place for schools remains in place in accordance with the Safe Learning Plan through the end of the 2020-2021 school year or until June 13, 2021 for schools that operate year round.

Mississippi

Mississippi does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place. However, the Mississippi Department of Health recommends all individuals wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

Masks are not required effective March 3, 2021, however residents are encouraged to wear face coverings and take other COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Missouri

Missouri does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Montana

Montana does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place..

Previously, a stateside mask mandate was in place from July 2020 until Feb. 12, 2021.

Nebraska

Nebraska never issued a state-wide mask mandate. Masks are recommended, rather than required, for establishments such as childcare centers, salons, barber shops, massage therapists, and body art studios.

Nevada

On February 10, 2022, Governor Sisolak ended Nevada's mask mandate for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Gov. Sununu announced that the mask mandate has been lifted effective April 16, 2021.

New Jersey

New Jersey does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

As of July 7, 2021, all mask-mandate-related orders expired.

New Mexico

On February 17, 2022, Governor Michelle Luan Grisham lifted the states indoor mask requirement.

New York

On Feb. 10, 2022, New York no longer require masks to be worn in all indoor public places or for businesses to ask for proof of full vaccination.

North Carolina

North Carolina does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

On July 29, 2021, Governor Cooper issued an executive order that encouraged all private businesses to follow current CDC guidance recommending that face coverings be worn by all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated. The executive order also requires employees working at cabinet agencies to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, beginning August 2, 2021, and requires all employees at cabinet agencies to be fully vaccinated or receive weekly Covid-19 testing.

North Dakota

North Dakota does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Previously North Dakota required face coverings to be used by all employees and patrons inside indoor businesses and indoor public settings, as well as in outdoor business and public settings when it’s not possible to maintain physical distancing.

Ohio

Ohio does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

In Ohio, as of June 2, 2021, there is no statewide mask mandate in effect.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

On March 11, 2021, Gov. Stitt announced he will be lifting the requirement to wear masks in state buildings.

Oregon

Effective March 12, 2022, Oregon is no longer under a statewide indoor mask mandate.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place. However, beginning August 23, 2021, all state employees and contracted staff must wear face coverings indoors regardless of their vaccination status. Masks remain optional for visitors to state office buildings.

On June 28, 2021, Pennsylvania lifted its statewide mask requirement for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

Rhode Island

As of December 20, 2022, Rhode Island reinstated its indoor statewide mask mandate regardless of vaccination status for venues with a capacity of 250 or more. Small indoor establishments must require face coverings for all individuals or have individuals present proof of vaccination.

South Carolina

South Carolina no longer requires face coverings in restaurants or state-owned buildings; residents are encouraged, but not mandated to wear masks in public. Further, the Governor of South Carolina issued an executive order prohibiting local governments from using the South Carolina emergency declaration as a basis for local mask mandates.

South Dakota

South Dakota never issued a state-wide mask mandate.

Tennessee

Tennessee does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

On April 29, 2021, Executive Order 80 went into effect. The order ends county mayors’ authority in 89 counties to require masks.

Texas

Texas does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

On March 10, 2021 the requirement to wear masks in all public spaces was lifted.

On May 18, 2021, Governor Abbott signed an executive order that prohibits government entities, including counties, cities, and school districts, from implementing mask mandates.

Utah

Utah does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Utah's mask mandate expired on April 10, 2021. As of May 15, face coverings are not required in schools, gatherings larger than 50 people, and state government buildings. Local governments may seek their own mask mandates.

Vermont

Vermont does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

Virginia

Virginia does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

In Virginia, all individuals "aged five and older should cover their mouth and nose with a face covering, as described and recommended by the CDC, if they are in an indoor setting shared by others." This restriction applies to a number of open-air establishments; however, it does not apply in a religious context nor does it apply to persons inside their personal residence.

Nevertheless, Virginia no longer requires individuals to wear masks while outdoors in small groups (fewer than 10 people); yet, individuals who are fully vaccinated are exempt from this mask mandate.

Finally, as of August 12, 2021, Virginia requires all persons on K-12 school facilities to wear a face covering.

Washington

Washington currently has an indoor mask mandate in place for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Starting September 13, masks are required in outdoor events with 500 or more attendees.

In addition, local governments, businesses, and nonprofit entities are prohibited from banning mask requirements or proof-of-vaccination requirements.

West Virginia

West Virginia does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

On June 18, 2021, Governor Jim Justice signed Executive Order 20-21 which ended the indoor face covering requirement effective June 20, 2021.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Mar. 31, 2021, that the governor overstepped his authority when he declared several states of emergency since the start of the pandemic without input from the legislature. The ruling invalidates the current emergency order, which includes a statewide mask mandate.

Local mask mandates remain in place.

Previously, on February 4, 2021, the State Assembly passed a resolution to end the public health emergency and mask mandate. Governor Evers immediately issued Executive Order #105, proclaiming a new state of emergency and reinstituting the mask mandate.

Wyoming

Wyoming does not currently have a statewide mask mandate in place.