Mask policies by state — see how your state compares

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Below, states are listed by mask policies at the state level, including where residents are advised to follow federal guidance, as reported by The New York Times.

Data is as of Oct. 6. 

Mandated statewide

District of Columbia

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (1 county)

Hawaii 

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 80 percent (4 counties)

Illinois

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (102 counties)

Louisiana

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 97 percent (62 counties)

New Mexico

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 94 percent (31 counties)

Oregon

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (36 counties)

Washington

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 97 percent (38 counties)

Mandated in some counties

Nevada

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 94 percent (16 counties)

Recommended statewide

Arkansas

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (75 counties)

California

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 98 percent (57 counties)

Connecticut

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (8 counties)

Delaware

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (3 counties)

Idaho

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (44 counties)

Mississippi

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 96 percent (79 counties)

New Jersey

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (21 counties)

New York

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (62 counties) 

Vermont

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (14 counties)

Recommended in some counties

Alabama 

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 99 percent (66 counties)

Alaska

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 90 percent (26 counties)

Colorado

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 98 percent (63 counties)

Indiana

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (92 counties)

Kansas

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 98 percent (103 counties)

Kentucky

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 99 percent (119 counties)

Maine

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (16 counties)

Michigan

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (83 counties)

Minnesota

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (87 counties)

North Carolina

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (100 counties)

Oklahoma

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 99 percent (76 counties)

Pennsylvania

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (67 counties)

Rhode Island

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (5 counties)

South Dakota

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 94 percent (62 counties)

Virginia

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 99 percent (132 counties)

Wisconsin

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (72 counties)

Wyoming

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (23 counties)

No mandate or recommendation

Maryland

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (24 counties)

Massachusetts

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 93 percent (13 counties)

Missouri

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 97 percent (112 counties)

Nebraska

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 95 percent (88 counties)

New Hampshire

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (10 counties)

Ohio

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (88 counties)

Utah

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 93 percent (27 counties)

West Virginia

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (55 counties)

Mandates banned

Arizona

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (15 counties)

Florida

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (67 counties)

Georgia

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 99 percent (157 counties)

Iowa

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (99 counties)

Montana

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 96 percent (54 counties)

North Dakota

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 96 percent (51 counties)

South Carolina

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (46 counties)

Tennessee

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 100 percent (95 counties)

Texas

Share of counties where CDC recommends masks: 95 percent (241 counties)

 

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