The latest CDC recommendation says that in most cases there is no reason to use it or maintain social distancing
new York- When must I continue to wear masks in the United States?
It depends, especially whether you have been vaccinated.
If you are fully vaccinated, the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that in most cases, there is no reason to wear a mask or maintain social distancing. This includes use outdoors and in many enclosed spaces (such as restaurants), although local or commercial regulations must be followed.
Americans must continue to wear masks during travel, including on buses, subways and airplanes, and at airports. The guidelines for face masks vary by country.
Some experts pointed out that the CDC relaxed its recommendations too early.
David Holtgrave, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, said that part of the worry is because there is no way to know who has been vaccinated, so those who have not been vaccinated may claim to have been vaccinated. This may cause a surge in infections.
He added: “A fundamental mistake in public health is to reduce control of infectious diseases before crossing the finish line.”
Immunized people may also like to continue to use masks. Although the odds are very low, they may be infected with the coronavirus, although their symptoms may be mild or non-existent.
Therefore, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines point out that if immunized patients develop symptoms, they should wear a mask again and be tested for Covid-19.
There are other exceptions. In some places, such as hospitals and nursing homes, masks will still be necessary. Moreover, if you have a weakened immune system due to diseases or drugs, the agency recommends consulting a doctor before stopping use, because vaccines are usually not effective in immunosuppressed people.
Two weeks after the second dose of vaccine, a person is considered fully immune.
If you do not already have a mask, the CDC will recommend that you wear a mask in most places outside your home. This includes enclosed public spaces, crowded outdoor events (such as concerts), and small outdoor gatherings with other unvaccinated people.
The CDC stated that people who have not been vaccinated do not need to wear masks when they are outdoors alone or with a partner.
Since children under the age of 12 are still unable to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, they must continue to wear masks at home and in most public places like other people who have not been vaccinated.