19 States Still Don’t Mandate Masks. 18 Are Run By Republican Governors.

Of the 19 states that have yet to issue a mask mandate, 18 are run by Republican governors, a sign facial covering orders remain a partisan issue among public officials even as polling shows the divide around them fading.

Republican governors in 18 states have yet to issue a mask mandate: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Alaska.

Forbes 19 States Still Don’t Mandate Masks. 18 Are Run By Republican Governors.