What health experts have to say about the end of the mask mandate

Dr. Shruti Gohil, the associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health [and assistant professor in UCI’s School of Medicine], said choosing the best time to end a mask mandate is complicated. However, “you’ve got to end it sometime,” she said, pointing to several positive signs that now might be the right time. We are in this “transition moment,” she said, moving from a pandemic state to an endemic state for the virus.