Mask Mandate lifted for vaccinated people in Juneau

Andrew Cummings
May 14, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people could go without a mask in most settings, even indoors in large crowds, in what was a key milestone in the USA path out of the pandemic. "That's how we've gotten to this day", Biden said Thursday. "Eventually everything will open up and we can be without masks". "You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in USA transportation hubs such as airports and stations".

The mitigation measures in Juneau now reflect CDC guidelines that no longer requiring mask-wearing or social distancing indoors and outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals.

That means requirements for face masks in schools will still be decided on a state and local level.

Despite the CDC ruling, the indoor mask mandate is still in effect for New Jersey until Gov. Phil Murphy lifts the executive order. In general, the American Constitution Society said, courts uphold states' rights to enforce their own face mask mandate or get rid of it, as they see fit.

People who are immune-compromised are advised to talk to their doctors before taking off masks.

He added: 'If you've been vaccinated, you don't have to wear your mask and you can shake hands'.

It was welcome news to many, with President Joe Biden saying that it was a "great day for America". Individuals travelling within the not need to be tested or self-quarantine. "If they wanted to do this politically conveniently, wouldn't you have done this before the hearing so she (CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky) didn't have to take the tough questions rather than after", Slavitt said in an interview on Fox News on Friday.

"That's the reason I got the vaccine, I figured so I wouldn't have to wear a mask", Chapman said.

'If things get worse, there is always a chance we may need to make a change to these recommendations, ' Walensky said.

"In our travel guidance, we also have a travel policy, a national travel policy, so we need to have an inter-agency discussion about how that policy is going to be revised in the context of the new guidance", she said.

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