The Centers for Disease Control loosened masking requirements for vaccinated Americans outdoors but warned that until the majority of people were vaccinated, it was unsafe to attend crowded events without a mask.
“There’s increasing data that suggests that most transmission is happening indoors rather than outdoors,” Walensky said, expressing a few steps that the CDC was making to get Americans “back to normal.”
Wilensky spoke about the new masking rules during a virtual press conference with reporters on Tuesday.
Walensky said masking should continue in crowded outdoor events held in stadiums and concerts, citing the CDC’s concerns about knowing who was actually vaccinated.
“A lot of that is the inability to distinguish between vaccinated and unvaccinated and to say that in those settings when you have that density we really do worry about protecting the unvaccinated people,” she said.
Americans who are vaccinated, she said, could remove