President Joe Biden’s administration is weighing the idea of more mask mandates for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic — even if they are vaccinated, according to a report published Wednesday.
Details of the masking discussions were reported by the Washington Post.
The White House is weighing these options as the “Delta variant” of the virus is spreading, even among the vaccinated.
The report noted that federal health officials are considering whether they would update masking guidance, asking all Americans to wear masks indoors in public places.
The White House would likely face strong pushback from vaccinated Americans who feel protected from the virus.
But a growing number of political leaders, public figures, and even athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus despite being vaccinated.
The CDC lifted masks mandates for vaccinated people in May, prompting many people in the United States to throw away their masks.