As Blue Cities eye reinstating mask mandates, unhappy citizens share skepticism about success of previous covid policies.
Sadly, Biden’s bureaucrats are bitterly clinging to authority and power.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants all of the nation’s domestic travelers to “consider getting tested” for covid, regardless of vaccination status.
The agency now urges all domestic travelers to “consider getting tested as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than three days) before your trip,” according to its Covid-19 website updates this month.
This advice notably includes travelers who are current with their vaccines and boosters.
Previously, the recommendation to test before domestic travel applied to those who weren’t up-to-date with their Covid-19 vaccines.
There’s also testing guidance for after your trip is over, especially if you’ve been spending time in areas crowded with people.
The CDC recommends taking a Covid-19 test after domestic travel “if your trip involved situations with greater risk of exposure such as being in crowded places while not wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator.”
The recommendation is being received with a great deal of skepticism by a pandemic-weary public.
The testing industrial complex will not be denied! And will not go quietly into the night… so many are making so much💰on testing that the industry will NOT be allowed to go away
— Phil Holloway™ ⚖️✈️ 😁 (@PhilHollowayEsq) May 19, 2022
I wonder what did they think would happen. Because it’s getting close to election season the Politicians trying to appease the people by dropping the requirements and now the CDC says the numbers are creeping up. #joke #politicians #maskmandate #COVID19
— Charles Griffin (@Charles20867135) May 18, 2022
Do illegal aliens required/recommended to wear masks or self test before invading America? CDC has lost its credibility.
CDC now recommends COVID-19 testing for all domestic travelhttps://t.co/S0bxUVocXy
— Katie Ann (@KatieAnn417) May 22, 2022
Meanwhile, the surge in mild omicron cases is leading some localities to bring back unpopular restrictions. For example, Philadelphia is resuming the implementation of a school mask mandate.
The School District of Philadelphia announced it is returning to a mask mandate for all students and staff within the district, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the city.
Students and staff will now be required to follow the district’s mask policy, which began on Monday, according to a district-wide announcement.
The announcement states that students and staff are required to wear a mask during the school and workday, and while on school buses and vans.
Officials at the New York City Health Department are pushing for voluntary mask wearing:
The City’s Department of Health announced the move Tuesday morning, with Health Commissioner Dr Ashwin Vasan announcing that it is the time to ‘double down’ on Covid prevention measures.
The change comes a day after city officials released a notice recommending all New Yorkers over the age of two mask in in-door public places – though they did not announce it would be mandated.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is poised to pull the trigger on another universal mask order in indoor public settings and urging people to wear professional-grade respiratory protection in indoor environments.
L.A. County remains far from meeting its own metrics for reissuing a mask order, but a moderate increase in coronavirus case rates has officials concerned. L.A. County has continued to strongly recommend all residents age 2 and over wear masks in indoor public settings — especially higher-quality respirators like KF94, KN95 and N95 masks — ever since it lifted its 7½-month-old universal mask order on March 4.
..At its current pace, L.A. County is expected to move as early as this week from a low COVID-19 community level, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and colored green in the agency’s maps, to a medium COVID-19 community level, shaded in yellow. L.A. County will move into the medium COVID-19 community level category once it begins reporting 200 coronavirus cases a week for every 100,000 residents.
A universal mask mandate would return if L.A. County reaches a high COVID-19 community level, colored in orange on the CDC’s maps, health officials have said
The evidence suggests that the reinstated mask mandates will be as popular as the CDC’s testing recommendations.
Pittsburgh public schools just reimplemented a mask mandate — a clear indication of their intent to require masks on kids forever. As a lifelong Democrat I am urging you to vote for Republican governors who will ban child mask mandates.
— Eli Klein (@TheEliKlein) May 13, 2022
My brother’s law office on Long Island just reinstituted the office mask mandate.
We have been normal since June 2020.
No servers in my town wear masks. No cashiers. Normal. Normal. Normal.
NY is a lost city. Breaks my heart but if you want to enjoy NY you must play along.
— KGOMEZ (@KGOMEZAMDG) May 20, 2022
Who wants to tell Dr. Lisa Hernandez (Berkley Heath Officer) and the Berkely Unified School District about this? They have just reinstated a mask mandate for schools for the remainder of the year. https://t.co/G4l0iBqH9T
— Kevin O’Donnell (@MajorHole) May 24, 2022
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