CDC Mask Guidance Remains In Place For Airline Travel

Tanya Simon
May 14, 2021

The new government guidance that fully vaccinated Americans can return to life without masks marked a turning point for the nation's reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it also sparked many questions, including from parents.

But just because the CDC says that it is safe, does not mean that everyone in New Jersey feels comfortable taking off their masks - even if they are fully vaccinated. "I believe that high school kids, adolescents certainly will be able to be vaccinated by the time we get to the fall year, but I think it's going to take till the end of the calendar year to get elementary school kids vaccinated", Fauci said.

Some store owners tell News 12 that they will wait to see what the governor decides when it comes to the mask mandate.

In some states, masks in schools are already optional.

Their approach stands in contrast to the celebratory tone from the CDC and the White House.

U.S. President Joe Biden wearing a face mask is pictured at the White House in Washington on April 16, 2021.

The average number of new COVID-19 cases nationwide, over a weekly period, has fallen to 36,800 a day - a 23 per cent drop when compared to the previous seven-day period, and a 50 per cent decrease from the peak of the springtime wave recorded a month ago.

CDC issuing new mask guidance for fully vaccinated
The CDC updated their mask wearing rules today that is part of the Conditional Sail Order on cruises. He wants his life back, ' she said. "I feel people giving you the side eye".

Vaccine supply problems in the USA have eased, and it is easier than ever to get a shot, with many sites no longer needing to require appointments for doses.

Walensky also suggested on Thursday that fully vaccinated parents and teachers "may want to continue wearing masks to model behavior" for children who are not yet vaccinated or now unable to get the vaccine.

Walensky noted that people with compromised immune systems should speak to their doctors before giving up their masks.

However, some chains say they are considering policy changes.

"Further, we must remember, that we still have Ohioans who are not eligible to be vaccinated, including those younger than 12 years-of-age".

"Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including business and workplace guidance", according to cdc.gov. "Vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick".

It's also worth noting the guidance isn't necessarily permanent.

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