The Associated Press reports:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday will ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places, according to a person briefed on the announcement.
The new guidance will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools.
It will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. The announcement comes as the CDC and the Biden administration have faced pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people in part to highlight the benefits of getting the shot.
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BREAKING: The CDC plans to issue guidance allowing fully vaccinated people to ditch masks indoors in all but the most crowded settings, an AP source says. The new guidance could ease restrictions for workplaces and schools. https://t.co/CzApnZPFzE
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