CDC Masks Off

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CDC issues new mask guidance for fully vaccinated: Mask on or off?

By Jimmie Johnson

As nearly 50% of Americans have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the CDC issues new mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. However, before you ditch your mask, keep these exceptions in mind.

JIMMIE JOHNSON: THERE WERE BIG SMILES FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ON THE HEELS OF THE C-D-C’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT FULLY VACCINATED AMERICANS NO LONGER HAVE TO WEAR A MASK.

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: This recommendation holds true whether you are inside or outside. I think it’s a great milestone, a great day.

JIMMIE: WHILE THE C-D-C SAYS AMERICANS WHO ARE VACCINATED CAN GO BACK TO THEIR LIVES PRE-COVID BEFORE YOU RIP OFF THAT MASk AND TOSS IT INTO THE TRASH.

THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS.

LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT! 

FIRST, YOU WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN TRAVELING ON PUBLIC TRANSIT SUCH AS PLANES, BUSES, OR TRAINS. 

TWO, HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES  WILL STILL ASK THAT YOU MASK UP WHEN ATTENDING A CHECK-UP OR VISITING A PATIENT.

THREE, SOME GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS MAY STILL REQUIRE MASKS. 

AND FOUR, SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL DICTATE MASK-WEARING. REMEMBER, CHILDREN AGES TWO TO TWELVE ARE NOT ABLE TO BE VACCINATED AT THIS TIME — AND WILL STILL NEED TO WEAR MASKS. 

NUMBER FIVE, BUSINESSES HAVE THE OPTION TO CONTROL HOW TO PROTECT THEIR EMPLOYEES IN THE WORKPLACE. 

LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE C-D-C’S DECISION… 

AND WHERE YOU PLAN TO GO NOW THAT YOU’RE FULLY VACCINATED. 

 

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