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Department of Health updates mask guidance

Fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks outdoors

The Department of Health has updated its mask guidance to reflect that of the CDC. Fully vaccinated people can:

– Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
– Visit with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
– Participate in outdoor activities and recreation without a mask, except in certain crowded settings and venues
– Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel, or self-quarantine after travel
– Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
– Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings
– Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic
– Refrain from routine COVID-19 testing if asymptomatic and if feasible

For now, fully vaccinated people are still advised to:

– Take precautions like wearing a well-fitted mask in indoor public settings
– Wear masks that fit snuggly when visiting indoors with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for COVID-19
– Wear well-fitted masks when visiting indoors with unvaccinated people from multiple households
– Avoid indoor large-sized, in-person gatherings
– Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
– Follow guidance issued by individual employers
– Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations

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