California Governor Gavin Newsom will end the statewide mask mandate on February 15th. Newsom sent out a tweet citing dropping COVID cases since the Omicron peak. Cases have dropped by 65%. Newsom says hospitalizations have stabilized across the state.
The governor says unvaccinated people still need to wear masks in indoor settings. He also encourages people to get vaccinated and boosted. The tweet came as a surprise to many. The county of Los Angeles will continue to enforce indoor masking.