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CDC Eases Mask Guidance For Fully Vaccinated Americans

From CBS News - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks or adhere to social distancing restrictions in all outdoor activities and many indoor activities. The shift in guidance does not apply to health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, airports, trains, or any public transportation.

The CDC defines fully vaccinated as two weeks after receiving your final COVID-19 vaccine.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated Thursday, "Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic."

Walensky also noted that anyone who is vaccinated but develops symptoms should resume wearing a mask and get tested immediately.

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