Americans are feeling a sense of whiplash as leaders scramble to account for a surge in Covid cases and a rise in hospital admissions.
But now, with only half of the population vaccinated and the Delta variant surging, the summer of freedom feels like it's coming to a premature end.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that masks should again be worn indoors - for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated, BBC reported.
Virginia has reported 1,000 Covid cases for the second day in a row, following three months without a day over 1,000 reported cases.
The state is doing better than many other US states with vaccinations - with 54.78% of the population vaccinated. According to state officials, almost all patients in hospital for Covid are unvaccinated.