Yesterday, the CDC lifted the mask mandate outdoors. I think it is more psychological than anything else because most people were already using their common sense to judge when they should or should not wear masks. I guess the difference is that now you can go for a walk with a friend without a mask:).
Anyway, it feels good.
Unrelated: Metra UPNW is slowly bringing conductors back on the trains. I started to see conductors walking the trains a couple of weeks ago, and today, I heard for the first time a conductor reprimanding a passenger for not wearing a mask. Starting from June, the conductors will be back in all capacities, checking the passengers’ tickets on the trains.
However, I won’t be commuting by then.