We may not have to wear masks forever.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that California could significantly ease its mask mandates in the coming weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to decline and vaccinations increase.
Additionally, Dr. Anthony Fauci encouraged vaccinated Americans to take off their masks outside.
“If you are vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask outside. We’ve got to make that transition,” the White House chief medical adviser told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday.
The state of California is expected to officially reopen its economy on June 15th, 2021.
"We'll move beyond the blueprint and we'll be in a completely different space," Newsom said. "We will be updating our mask guidelines, outdoor masking, if we reach that threshold where we hope to be…. In fact, it will be eliminated, those mandates. They'll be guidelines or recommendations.
"But for indoor activities, we will still have, likely, some mask guidelines and mandates. But we hope, sooner than later, that those will be lifted as well," Newsom said at a press conference.