South Dakota Gov. Says No Mask Mandates Following CDC Reversal

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said that her state will not be imposing a mask mandate following a guidance reversal by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is now urging some fully vaccinated people to wear facial coverings indoors. “The CDC shifts their position AGAIN,” Noem wrote in a post on Twitter. “South Dakota’s cases remain low. If you’re worried about the virus, you’re free to get vaccinated, wear a mask, or stay at home. But we won’t be mandating anything.” “And the CDC’s inconsistency doesn’t help the American people,” the Republican governor added, referring to the agency’s recent masking policy shift, which came around two-and-a-half months after the CDC announced that fully vaccinated persons did not need to wear masks indoors because of the protection provided by the vaccines. Noem’s remarks come after the CDC on Tuesday revised its guidance on masking, citing the threat of the Delta …Read More

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