People who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors or physical distance while in large and small gatherings, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced during a White House COVID-19 briefing Thursday.
Fully vaccinated individuals are still advised to wear masks while in crowded indoor settings such as while on public transportation and in hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters.
Immunocompromised individuals should consult a physician before giving up masks, Walensky said, warning that if the country’s case counts go back up the guidance could change.
“This virus can be unpredictable — if things get worse there is always a chance we need to make a change to these recommendations,” she said.
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