Boise Mayor Terminates Mask Mandate with One Exception
It's like a neverending puzzle as the mask mandate has gone through a whirlwind of changes this week. We have another change in the mask mandate saga.
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean came out on Friday and lifted the current mask mandate. This means you don't have to wear a mask indoors or outdoors if you choose. There is one small catch, but not really.
We just wrote yesterday that double-vaccinated Idahoans didn't need to wear masks indoors or outdoors. It's funny because mine broke walking into Jackson's gas station and I didn't really know what to do. I didn't have to wear one since I have both vaccinations, but I wanted to so I wasn't the only one if that makes sense. I don't want to offend anyone because I'm just accustomed to wearing one now.
That has all changed in less than 24 hours. You no longer are required to wear masks indoors or outdoors according to the Mayor.
It is incredible to know that getting a free, readily available vaccine is all that stands between most Boise residents and the post-Covid world. I can't wait to see smiling faces. We've all worked so hard to get here, and I'm thrilled to celebrate this summer with all of you.
That is from Mayor Lauren McLean on Friday. So, let's make sure we're all clear. You no longer need a mask in public. However, businesses still have the right to uphold their own mask rules. This is where it gets tricky and hopefully, we don't have any issues. You can watch the full video below.