If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you’re out of doors, and you’re not in a crowd, you no longer need to wear a mask, according to the CDC.
Or—as some people are putting it on Tuesday—the agency is finally catching up with common sense.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared its updated guidance with Americans regarding the coronavirus on Tuesday during a briefing.
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Speaking at the White House, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC director, said that people who are fully vaccinated—meaning they’re 14 days past their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 14 days past the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine—can be maskless outside when in a small group or even dine outside with others from multiple households without a mask.
She said that less than 10 percent of documented cases of coronavirus transmission have occurred out of doors—“and with increasing rates of vaccination and decreasing rates of new cases, the agency was motivated to update its guidance,” as Fox News noted.
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As this information circulated like wildfire on Tuesday, President Joe Biden made remarks on the topic as well.
“This is another great reason to go get vaccinated now—now,” Biden said, in part. “Yes, vaccines are about saving your life, but also the lives of the people around you. And they’re also about allowing us to get back closer to normal.”
“We’re back to that place now, as long as you get vaccinated,” he went on.
Check out some of the remarks and reaction on Tuesday from all over the country.
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—By CNJ Staff