The Centers for Disease Control has changed its guidelines on mask-wearing.
According to the CDC’s new guidelines, masks no longer need to be worn by people who are fully vaccinated under most circumstances. Whether indoors or outdoors and whether you are in a small group or a large group, the CDC says you are fine not to wear a face-covering or social distance as long as you have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19.
The city of Boise is also dropping its restrictions on the size of crowds that can gather as well as its requirements for face-coverings.
Mayor Lauren McLean announced the decision in a short video released on the city of Boise’s YouTube channel. McLean said that even with the new guidelines, she encourages people to get the COVID-19 shots.
McLean also said that the requirements would remain for city-owned facilities while reevaluating their current protocols.
Finally, McLean said that businesses can still make their own guidelines and that the city would support them in however they wish to enforce those guidelines.
Many large companies such as Walmart and Costco have already announced they are dropping their face-covering requirements as long as customers are vaccinated against COVID-19. Walmart says that they will not be screening people to ask if they have been vaccinated or not.
Governor Brad Little just days ago had also moved Idaho into “Stage 4” of his “Stages of Reopening” guidelines. Those guidelines also remove gathering size limitations but still encourage social distancing, and face-coverings would still be strongly “recommended.”
Little’s guidelines also encourage everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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