A suburban blog offers a glimpse at life amongst the middle-class returning to normal.

However, the celebration is muted and there's always a chance that the masks might be needed again. Possibly before midterms . . .

Major retailers such as Costco, Walmart, Target and CVS have dropped company mask requirements and now defer to local rules. All cities and counties in the Kansas City region, with the exception of Roeland Park, have jettisoned their mask requirements. (Roeland Park’s current mask order is set to expire on Wednesday.)

But the new, more casual stance toward the virus, while understandable, worries some health experts and public officials.

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Johnson County's COVID-19 risk is 'low,' according to CDC, but health experts say don't throw away masks just yet

In a long-awaited announcement on Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control said it was no longer recommending indoor mask wearing in communities considered to be at low to medium risk of COVID-19 spread. And President Biden announced in his State of the Union address the following week that "COVID-19 no longer need control our lives."