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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 04: Guests arrive at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip after the property opened for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on June 4, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hotel-casinos throughout the state are opening today as part of a phased reopening of the economy with social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Leading public health figures suggested over the weekend that it was time to reevaluate requirements for wearing masks indoors as COVID-19 cases continue to decline and more than half of all American adults have received at least one dose of a vaccine.On CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Scott Gottlieb, encouraged jurisdictions with low rates of infection to begin relaxing mask mandates.

“I think we’re at the point in time when we can start lifting these ordinances in a wholesale fashion,” he said, noting that half the states in the country are seeing daily infections at just 10 per 100,000 and almost a quarter have infection rates of 5 in 100,000.