How to decide whether to go maskless as states drop mandates

“If it’s a crowded indoor venue where I don’t know the vaccination status of the folks around me, I’m likely going to wear a mask for the time being,” said David Souleles, University of California, Irvine’s COVID-19 Response Team director. … Souleles described “layers of protection” that help protect against the virus and said the “strongest layer is our vaccination layer. Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, boost, boost, boost,” he said.