Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has announced updated mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans, noting that it’s no longer necessary for them to wear masks in most outside situations.
“Today, I hope, is a day when we can take another step back to the normalcy of before,” Walensky said, according to The Associated Press.
“Over the past year, we have spent a lot of time telling Americans what you can’t do. Today, I am going to tell you some of the things you can do, if you are fully vaccinated,” she added.
The new guidelines come as more than a third of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. More than 50 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one vaccination shot, the AP reported.
CDC Dir. Walensky says it is safe for “those who are fully vaccinated to return to the activities