For the vaccinated, the CDC is only recommending face masks outdoors for crowded situations like concerts or sporting events. And even for the not-yet-vaccinated, they’re relaxing outdoor masking guidelines.
We’re not going to have a snap-our-fingers moment when things suddenly “go back to normal”. It’s been a traumatic, dramatic year — and our path back to normalcy (even if it’s a new normal) will be incremental, one step at a time. Relaxing these requirements for outdoor masking is a great next step.
Because of the extraordinary progress we’ve made in the fight
against COVID-19, the CDC made a big announcement today: If you
are fully vaccinated — and if you are outdoors and not in a large
crowd — you no longer need to wear a mask.
That’s keeping it simple: vaccinated, outdoors, not in a large crowd? No need for a mask.
See also: The New York Times on today’s updated CDC guidelines.
★ Tuesday, 27 April 2021