Mask Mandates Ease in Prince George’s Monday, DC on Tuesday – NBC4 Washington
More COVID-19 restrictions are easing in the DC area this week.
As of Monday, Prince George’s County has made masks optional in indoor public spaces.
“All of the county’s major COVID-19 indicators have been trending in the right direction, and we expect that to continue in the coming weeks,” said Dr. George Askew, county deputy administrative manager for health, social services and education. .
However, masks will still be required on public transportation due to a CDC order, the county said.
The City of Laurel is also rescinding its mask mandate for city buildings and facilities.
The district will ease mask restrictions in most indoor settings on Tuesday. However, masks will continue to be mandatory in the following locations:
- any private business that chooses to require masks
- health care, medical facilities
- nursing homes, service residences
- shelters, dormitories
- correctional institutions
- public transit, taxis and ride-sharing vehicles
- DC government facilities that have direct interaction between employees and the public, such as DMV service centers
Face masks will be optional during Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Previously, attendees had to wear KN95 or N95 masks at the President’s address. According to new CDC guidelines, released Friday, DC is considered a “low risk” area for COVID, prompting the change.