These Are The 8 States That Do Not Require Face Masks In Public

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In March, millions of Americans have been ordered to quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, and most U.S. states implemented statewide isolation measures, whether “stay at home” or “shelter in place” to help flatten the curve and slow the virus from spreading. Now, Covid-19 is surging again as states reopen, and there are 8 states that do not require face masks in public.

States without face mask requirement

The 8 states that have not required face masks in public as of August 2, 2020 are:






South Carolina

South Dakota


Among those 8 states that do not require a face mask in public, Covid-19 cases are surging and/or increasing in 5 of them, including Alaska, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee, according to The New York Times coronavirus tracker.

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Covid-19 cases are mostly the same in Idaho and Iowa, and they are decreasing in South Carolina.

Do not leave your house or travel if you are feeling unwell or have tested positive for COVID-19. Federal regulations recommend the use of face masks if you’re leaving your house.

Covid-19 has been taking a toll on America. In fact, the US economy contracted at a 32.9% annual rate from April to June, CNN reports, the worst drop on record.

As businesses are eager to reopen, safety is still the utmost important.

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