The mask mandate in Brookline, Massachusetts, was lifted Thursday, just as that the U.S. Open of golf teed off in the town.
The mandate for schools and town-owned indoor spaces had gone into effect May 23 as COVID-19 metrics were rising. But they've been falling, and the area is no longer considered at high or medium risk for COVID transmission, the town said.
"We are seeing a consistent week over week drop in our weekly community case counts, as well as significant drops in our school case numbers. The Department will continue to watch the data work with our community partners to respond to the changing COVID trends," Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss said in a statement.
Masks remain mandatory in health care facilities and local organizations may still require masks themselves.
Thursday's announcement didn't mention the U.S. Open, which is expected to bring about 175,000 people to the town and the famed Country Club through this weekend.