Several governors have moved to ease mask requirements since Jan. 1. Here’s how policies are changing.

ImageStudents at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco. Though California’s universal indoor-mask rule has expired, a requirement for masks in schools remains in effect.
Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times

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Several states are moving to eliminate mask mandates as the number of reported coronavirus cases dips to its lowest level since December, when the highly contagious Omicron variant touched off a wave of cases.

Current guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, intended to help communities assess their need for restrictions to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, suggest that 70 percent of Americans can…

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