CDC: Americans Can Go Maskless Outdoors… Sometimes

Washington, D.C. (Tuesday, April 27, 2021) – As expected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with new guidance for mask wearing for fully vaccinated Americans and those who are not vaccinated.  Federal health officials say those who have received either the one shot J&J vaccine or the two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines can now go without masks outdoors.  But there are some exceptions.

The guidance is the latest set of recommendations for persons who are at least two weeks past their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccinations.  Americans can go without masking up while outdoors when walking, jogging, biking, or dining with friends at outside venues.

Meantime, those new guidelines even apply to unvaccinated people.  But the CDC is cautioning both groups to still wear masks when attending large events outdoors like sporting, performances, protests, and parades.


The new guidelines come as more and more Americans are rolling up their sleeves to take their shots.  The latest figures show that 52 percent of Americans have now had at least one shot.

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