Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance over the summer reversing their relaxation on mask-wearing as case rates of COVID-19 surged. The new mandates required that high-contraction areas reinstate requirements for the wearing of masks indoors – even if the individual is vaccinated.
Tlaib was speaking to an unmasked man who thought he was being scolded for being ‘the one unmasked guy’. He quickly put on a mask
The CDC did not recommend anyone return to wearing masks outside.
Tlaib was captured in early August dancing at a crowded, indoor wedding without a mask in Dearborn, Michigan, which is located in Wayne County – currently rated as an orange zone by the CDC due to its ‘substantial’ coronavirus transmission rate.
Orange areas are one of two categories where the CDC guidelines call for indoor masking in all cases and vaccination statuses.
The situation on Monday was similar to that of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez last month, who was captured on video not wearing a mask outdoors while protesting on the steps of the Capitol but quickly put on her mask for a photo-op. She immediately removed the mask after the image was captured of her with other progressives protesting the end of the COVID-era eviction moratorium.