The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have given the green light on taking off your mask — but that doesn’t mean you have to do it.
What did the CDC change?
- However, the CDC still recommends masks in large gatherings or in specific settings where masks are required, like health care locations and on public transportation.
Do you have to take your mask off?
- “Not everybody has to rip off their mask because our guidance changed,” she said. “If you are concerned, please do consult your physician before you take off your mask.”
Walensky said communities all have different case rates and scenarios when it comes to COVID-19. So, she said, people should do what makes sense in their own communities.
- “I would urge businesses to keep those mask mandates in place as long as possible in their businesses to protect their workers,” she told CNN. “It’s particularly an equity issue. We know that (minorities) across the United States who are most often our frontline employees with public facing jobs, are also those who have had the hardest time accessing the vaccines.”