There's been a lot of COVID-19 news over the past 24 hours. With that news comes a check in with Dr. Ernst von Schwarz.
Dr. von Schwarz has been NewsChannel 3's COVID-19 expert over the past year.
Starting with Thursday's new announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that states if you're fully vaccinated, you can lose the mask indoors and outdoors unless you're in a packed place.
Joe Buttitta talks with von Schwarz about why the decision was made and why it seemingly came out of nowhere.
The two also discussed what happens with people who aren't vaccinated.
California had originally planned to remove the mask mandate on June 15, but is that timeline now accelerated?