On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the CDC announced the following COVID-19 mask guidance:
Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small — without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
People are considered fully vaccinated:
Similar to individuals who are not vaccinated, children younger than 12 years old who are not vaccinated still will need to take precautions, including wearing a well-fitting mask.
What lead the CDC to this decision?
The CDC addressed data from a growing number of studies that have shown the successes of the COVID-19 vaccines:
What about workplaces or other sites with mask policies?
All individuals, including those fully vaccinated, should still wear a mask and physically distance when required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance still exist.