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Should you wear a mask indoors? 7 vaccinated experts share their plans

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Amid new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many fully vaccinated people in the United States have been eager to hang up their masks, while others are still a little hesitant to give up the protective face coverings.

The guidance, which was released in May and said that fully vaccinated people did not need to wear masks or socially distance in indoor settings, has been adopted in most areas, though businesses are allowed to require customers wear masks or follow other safety procedures.

Some have expressed concern about not knowing the vaccination status of strangers, making them hesitant to go maskless.

Source: Should you wear a mask indoors? 7 vaccinated experts share their plans

CDC issues guidelines telling the vaccinated what they can do – The Washington Post

The CDC said people who are two weeks past their final shot face little risk if they visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household. (The Washington Post)
The CDC said people who are two weeks past their final shot face little risk if they visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household. (The Washington Post)

Long-awaited government guidelines loosen restrictions on how people can socialize, and see their grandchildren after they’re fully inoculated.

Federal health officials released guidance Monday that gives fully vaccinated Americans more freedom to socialize and pursue routine activities, providing a pandemic-weary nation a first glimpse of what a new normal may look like in the months ahead.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people who are two weeks past their final shot face little risk if they visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household at low risk of severe disease, without wearing masks or distancing. That would free many vaccinated grandparents who live near their unvaccinated children and grandchildren to gather for the first time in a year. The guidelines continue to discourage long-distance travel, however.

The CDC also said fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with those who are also fully vaccinated. And they do not need to quarantine, or be tested after exposure to the coronavirus, as long as they have no symptoms.

Source: CDC issues guidelines telling the vaccinated what they can do – The Washington Post