It's time to move on
It is clear from most every city, state and other countries that mask wearing in conjunction with physical distancing, and hygiene are beginning to control infection rates. It is also clear that in cities where mask wearing was not mandated or strongly suggested, rates have not gone down as fast or have spiked upward. There are now several valid scientific studies that show masks inhibit infection rates because they limit the amount and size of air particles expelled from individuals. So the SV mayor should not have repealed the mask mandate. And I hope that businesses will continue the requirement inside their business. Yeah, I have virus fatigue as many other do, but wearing a mask is a small price to pay in defense of freedom.
Fauci said the states could reopen if a downward trend occurs after 14 days but some states reopened even though the trend was upwards for those states
I think a better question is, what was the metric used to decide to impose a mandatory mask - which I would assume was an uptick in cases. I also assume that there was a downward trend of cases in Cochise county for at least 14 days to drop the mask mandate. Too bad the City council never really made that clear to the public because without valid metrics, it seems arbitrary.