Fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to mask indoors, CDC announces

Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:28 PM UTC


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revised their guidance for Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday.

Fully vaccinated people in the United States no longer need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors under most circumstances. The announcement comes two weeks after surpassing the 100-million-fully-vaccinated-Americans mark.

Businesses and schools, however, still reserve the right to require face coverings among their employees, patrons, or students. The new modification also does not apply to health-care settings and airplanes.

The CDC designates people as “fully vaccinated” two weeks after their second dose of a two-dose series or two weeks after their dose of a one-dose series.