CDC says masks, social distancing not needed for fully vaccinated people


  • The CDC has said that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
  • Businesses may still have mask orders in place
  • Guidelines still suggest masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters.
  • Deaths from coronavirus are at their lowest point since April 2020.
  • This official recommendation applies to people who are two weeks past their final vaccination shot.
  • Alachua County's emergency order expired this week.
  • Governor DeSantis's executive order last week repealed all local mask mandates.


CDC DIRECTOR ROCHELLE WALENSKY:Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities — large or small — without wearing a mask or physically distancing... If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”

DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: when asked if people can grocery shop without masks: "Oh, yes. Absolutely. I mean, that's really the whole point that we're talking about."

PRESIDENT BIDEN: "After a long year of sacrifice, Americans who are fully vaccinated can stop wearing masks in most settings. We have more to do — but this is great news."


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