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(Atlanta) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased guidelines on the wearing of masks outdoors for people fully vaccinated, stating further that “Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.”
And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks in some cases, too.
The CDC had been advising Americans to wear masks outdoors if they are within 6 feet of each other.
More than half of U.S. adults have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and more than a third have been fully vaccinated.
The CDC says that fully vaccinated or not, people do not have to wear masks outdoors when they walk, bike or run alone or with members of their household. They can also go without a mask in small outdoor gatherings with fully vaccinated people.
The CDC says as those who have yet to receive both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson formula — should wear masks at outdoor gatherings that include other unvaccinated people. They also should keep using masks at outdoor restaurants.
Fully vaccinated people do not need to cover up in those situations, the CDC says.
However, everyone should keep wearing masks at crowded outdoor events such as concerts or sporting events, the CDC says.
And the agency continues to recommend masks at indoor public places, such as hair salons, restaurants, shopping centers, museums and movie theaters.
In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine announced in his Tuesday press conference that; “Fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine if they come into contact with positive tested COVID-19 individuals.”