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PuraVida
5/9/2022 09:10 EST

Costa Rica's new President, Rodrigo Chaves, has eliminated the mandatory use of masks in public places, except for health care workers on the front lines. Effective May 9th or after it is published in La Gaceta.

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PeachesJPZ
5/23/2022 10:25 EST

This is a major transitionary period, and no doubt to last for years. It is best to be prepared to wear a mask wherever you go. Thankfully masks are small and portable. I plan to wear masks while traveling by air. Also in establishments that draw Covid susceptible people. And where masks are still mandatory.

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AshfordTravel
5/22/2022 09:00 EST

We flew in from Miami on Friday and no mask requirement here in CR. Throughout the past week we first started not wearing masks but got lot of felt uncomfortable loos from folks, so have semi-started back again on our own. However our bank (BAC) did not require them nor has any restaurant (we eat out a lot). Went to movies on Sunday and no masks required. Ditto for Fresh Market, MaxeMos, etc., Only a visit to CNFL was it mandatory (and hand washing still too!).

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Bill2054
5/22/2022 08:25 EST

Yes. My sister, a senior former AF nurse, got it despite being vaccinated. She was hospitalized, but survived. Now has Long Covid... heart arythmias and low Oxygen saturation.
I wore mine while out taking my walk today.

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