Schools’ mask mandates ease as states see ‘inflection point’

  • Students arrive wearing masks to Kozminski Community Academy in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Some U.S. governors are taking broad steps to discontinue school masking, saying the pandemic precaution is outweighed by widespread vaccination, lower transmission and the need for unimpeded instruction.