CDC reinstitutes mask recommendations for some vaccinated people
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new recommendations today that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear masks in public, indoor settings in areas with high rates of disease. The CDC also said that students, teachers, and staffers should wear masks in school, even if they’re vaccinated.
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued similar recommendations for schools earlier this month.
The announcements are a reversal of the agency’s May guidance that fully vaccinated people did not need to wear masks in most situations. At that point, cases counts were falling around the country.
Now, the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading around the country and cases are surging in most areas, particularly…