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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

BREAKING: U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.

4/27/2021 7:25:00 PM

BREAKING: U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks in some cases, too. The new guidance represents another carefully calibrated step on the road back to normal from the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 570,000 people in U.S.

April 27, 2021 GMTFILE - In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, people wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk through a shaft of light on a street in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers, and those who are unvaccinated can go without a face covering outside in some cases, too. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, people wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk through a shaft of light on a street in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers, and those who are unvaccinated can go without a face covering outside in some cases, too. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks in some cases, too.

The new guidance represents another carefully calibrated step on the road back to normal from the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 570,000 people in U.S.For most of the past year, the CDC had been advising Americans to wear masks outdoors if they are within 6 feet of each other.

The change comes as more than half of U.S. adults have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and more than a third have been fully vaccinated.“It’s the return of freedom,” said Dr. Mike Saag, an infectious disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who welcomed the change. “It’s the return of us being able to do normal activities again. We’re not there yet, but we’re on the exit ramp. And that’s a beautiful thing.”

More people need to be vaccinated, and concerns persist about variants and other possible shifts in the epidemic. But Saag said the new guidance is a sensible reward following the development and distribution of effective vaccines and about 140 million Americans stepping forward to get their shots.

The CDC, which has been cautious in its guidance during the crisis, essentially endorsed what many Americans have already been doing over the past several weeks.The CDC says that fully vaccinated or not, people do not have to wear masks outdoors when they walk, bike or run alone or with members of their household. They can also go maskless in small outdoor gatherings with fully vaccinated people.

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But from there, the CDC has differing guidance for people who are fully vaccinated and those who are not.Unvaccinated people — defined by the CDC as those who have yet to receive both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson formula — should wear masks at outdoor gatherings that include other unvaccinated people. They also should keep using masks at outdoor restaurants.

Fully vaccinated people do not need to cover up in those situations, the CDC says.However, everyone should keep wearing masks at crowded outdoor events such as concerts or sporting events, the CDC says.And the agency continues to recommend masks at indoor public places, such as hair salons, restaurants, shopping centers, museums and movie theaters.

Dr. Babak Javid, a physician-scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, said the new CDC guidance is sensible.“In the vast majority of outdoor scenarios, transmission risk is low,” Javid said.Javid has favored outdoor mask-wearing requirements because he believes they increase indoor mask-wearing, but he said Americans can understand the relative risks and make good decisions.

“The key thing is to make sure people wear masks indoors” while in public spaces, he said.He added: “I’m looking forward to mask-free existence.”“The timing is right because we now have a fair amount of data about the scenarios where transmission occurs,” said Mercedes Carnethon, a professor and vice chair of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

What’s more, she said, “the additional freedoms may serve as a motivator” for people to get vaccinated.___AP medical writer Carla K. Johnson in Washington state contributed to this report.___The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

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AndrewYang They have always been doing that 😅🤣😅😅😅😅😅😆😆😆😆😅😅😅🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Except that we vaxxers tend to be more cautious & are more likely to con’t to distance and to wear masks in more situations/places than no vax or covid hoax peeps. Although distanced + outdoors never really called for a mask in the first place!

well i'm still keeping an eye on variants of concern, but i'm vaccinated How is this different than the guidance all along? If you're outside and socially distanced, why would you have worn a mask to begin with? Obviously you'd wear a mask in a crowd or indoors. this is genocide Wear a mask outside? Why would any person do that?

Don't need to wear masks OUTDOORS 'while walking, jogging or biking...'....Is this really relaxing the restrictions? Ppl should take a moment to remember that there are those that aren’t Anti Anything- They have their Doubt/Concern. This is Your Choice to Make.A Mask-A Vaccination-you chose if you want chemo-this is still a choice. HIPA- formed for a reason.

One thing COVID-19 has taught me is how wearing a mask helps reduce the transmission of all viruses not just COVID. I'll probably wear masks to some degree for the rest of my life when in public settings and so will many other people. The post COVID would has changed us forever. Based, off it comes and into the garbage it goes

CDC: Vaccinated Americans can go maskless outdoors in many situationsCDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced the guidelines, saying the agency had made the changes after studying how likely vaccinated people are to transmit the virus. I kinda grew to prefer masks to hide my acne and the fact that I talk to myself in public. never followed their advice, traveled, vacationed, had parties etc.- never even got a cold Wake up before it's too late. Learn the truth about the vaccines. It's all on my Twitter page. ⚡️

Who wears a mask outside? Lol Y’all are so embarrassing & ignorant to be ruining the country. How do you know they’re fully vaccinated? How? Do you know ppl are foraging records to travel? Let’s be smart + those people can catch Covid again. Anti-maskers are the issue here & you’re rewarding them. CMON THINK!

🤫 I’m going wear mine. I walked around without a mask but socially distance Unless you wear glasses, I just fully don't understand why you wouldn't want to wear a mask all the time anyway. Anti-maskers be like: Who wears them outside? No! That's wrong! why do they have to wear one in crowded spaces? Thanks but I'll still be wearing my mask regardless of how big the crowd is.

Fully Vaccinated Americans No Longer Need To Wear Masks Outside Except In Crowded Settings, CDC SaysScientists and public health officials say there is a lower risk of Covid-19 transmission outdoors than indoors because of the increased air flow and space between individuals. What happened to FearMongering? Flaw of this Talk: (1) Covid mutates, (2) Masks delays transmission, but does NOT eliminate, (3) Vaccination doesn't eliminate Future Strands of Covid. ALL the things we all know already that CDC doesn't mention. 🤯 Yea, nobody's paying attention to what the CDC says anyways. In my town I rarely seen anyone wear masks outdoors. Heck people didn't even stop having graduation parties for their kids back yards packed with people not a mask in sight. Umm I can do all that without your permission. PowerHungry fools.

Big business and big money has infiltrated the CDC or the people that make the decisions in the CDC. Sadly, it seems that we will NEVER get out of this pandemic. foolishness I'm fully vaccinated and I'm going to wear a mask because I want everyone to feel comfortable. (Although I have proof of my vaccination)

not sure if I should be happy or sad...damn this virus got me screwed up. I mean I feel like a pinata and everyone is a stick! No Facemask Enjoyer No Some of yall love being the cops If you've seriously been wearing a mask outdoors this whole time, especially if you've been vaccinated, then I truly feel sorry for you

Imma still wear it . If I forget it . I ain’t running back to get it 🤣 AndrewYang Really? This is so dumb.

CDC Relaxes COVID-19 Mask Guidelines For Vaccinated AmericansBREAKING: The CDC announced people who have been fully vaccinated and have waited at least two weeks after their last shot do not need to wear masks outdoors when alone, with members of their household or in small gatherings.

Congrats, you may now do what sane people were already doing. Now its time for those to show and carry those vaccine cards so we don't have another wave of COVID19 how else can we tell if others have been vaccinated or not? PleaseGetVaccinated VaccinesWork CovidVaccine WearAMask This new guideline seems geared towards getting the unvaccinated to get vaccinated. It’s an effort to say “wow look at what I can do if I’m vaccinated!” Its a joke! People actively choosing not to vaccinate already are maskless and doing what they please.

Reading the responses here and the problem is this. Fear sells. The powers that be have us scared to death. The political realm is lying to us and the media is assisting in spreading the lies. Herd immunity is here. Look at the daily data from the height to now. Pop is 330 mil. I’m still going to wear mine

Since when do we have to wear a mask outdoors... stop being scared it’s not life if you live in fear. Not vaccinating but will be keeping this mask on... so being fully vaccinated ppl still hav to wear masks in certain scenarios? that seems kinda odd, vaccinations typically stop any chance of catching a disease, i guess the vaccine doesnt work

Vaccinated Americans Can Breathe All Over Each Other Outdoors Again, Says CDCOn Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the covid-19 safety guidelines, announcing that fully vaccinated Americans can forgo face masks outdoors, except for when they are in crowded settings. That means, according to this new CDC update, you’re free to spread your aerosol emissions all over your fellow vaccinated friends, loved ones, and strangers you pass by at the park with minimal concern. NO THANKS 👀

“Strangers! riddle me this, aren’t these so called “Strangers” people that may or may not be able to have or contract a virus like myself?” Me & mine will continue to wear mask on the regular, not only for our safety, but other’s. One sneeze or cough may prove fatal 🗣vax or not I don’t know any of you heauxs so I’ll continue to wear my mask.

AndrewYang both sides, chill. it's your freedom whether or not to wear masks after you've been vaccinated. it doesn't have to mean anything political anymore. they could just happen to have caught a reg flu and don't wanna spread it. those not wearing are just trusting the vaccines. chill. AndrewYang I think I'll keep wearing it. Pair it with sunglasses or a hat and I never have to acknowledge another human 🤷‍♀️

Sadly, I feel that people who don’t vaccinated will use this as a license to let loose. They are stupid because Nobody will tell them if they have contracted COVID19 and nobody will tell them if they have died. Normal Americans haven’t been wearing masks outside EVER. Not news here Tbh I’ll still wear my mask, better safe then sorry

BREAKING: Most places never had any meaningful mask mandate, and that + anti-vaxxers (and regular cautious folks, kids, etc) will *probably* keep us from achieving that 80+% total vaccinated number. Also, fully vaxxed folks can still catch and mutate new strains of COVID, wheee! Good thing no covidiot has worn a mask anywhere, this whole time...indoors or out. 🙄

Biden pushes new CDC mask guidance as a reason why all Americans should get vaccinated'The bottom line is clear: If you're vaccinated, you can do more things, more safely, both outdoors as well as indoors,' President Biden said during remarks outside the White House. I respect Mr President however, this opens flood gates to many who will misinterpret what he is attempting to convey. Nobody is safe. Nobody. Unless you're living in a bubble. staysafe JoeBiden The Corpse can talk A bit too late for him to realise that. He has already made a joke of himself.

you know most folks will not read the whole article. We need serial numbers on the heads of every American ! yes with conditions This shit is so dumb This country needs a better education system. It needs better quality behaving people; particularly better quality parents, and grand parents. Maybe fixing the second fixes the first. The way we are educated sucks.

Do most of you realize that if you are vaccinated and still running around with a mask on that you are in a sense proving the anti vaccine people’s point for them? Woke won’t cure a virus, immunity will. The new MaskUp mandates have shown us that really we were never following cdc mask guidelines to begin with

Wow, exciting news 👏 😂😂😂😂😂😂 With COVID variants, new viruses, newly weaponized viruses, & vaccines that only provide temporary immunity, we need to be moving quickly toward comfortable, affordable environmental suits for every person on the planet.

People were wearing masks outside? Why? The trees are safe? CDC says fully vaccinated Americans can now shower without a mask unless they are sharing the shower with a big crowd of strangers. I'm not anti-masker. I'm vaccinated. There is little/no risk of me dying (the science says). The mask is mostly gone now. Never wore it outside anyway (Florida thing). Please folks this is reality please kindly accept PS - I don't wear a helmet in case of falling space debris.

Finally. Now let’s get rid of them all together. We have vaccines which are the solution. I think Californian’s have worked hard towards getting this thing over with. Great. I plan on wearing a mask until we hit the 70% mark because I don't want people thinking I'm a maskhole. Plus, I wont be able to tell the difference. Vaccinated people can still get covid.

We didn't need a mask outside anyways!!!!! Why they can't contract and can't transmit Hilarious! When do they get to wearing masks alone in your car? 🤣

Why does the CDCgov not understand that no one is fully vaccinated against these new variants yet & that fully vaccinated for the regular COVID19 is no more than 95% safe? And there is no proof that the unmasked are vaccinated at all. who the f was wearing a mask outside to begin with!? omg this is laughable, is this real life 😫

I say we keep wearing masks outside, just to piss Tucker Carlson off. Nope. I will continue to wear a mask until my young child is able to be vaccinated. And I really hope everyone else does too, please. There are millions of young children who have not been vaccinated yet. If we stop wearing masks, we’re going to see a spike in children’s Covid

Lol. I never wore a mask 'outside' from the get-go. It’s cute that they think I was wearing a mask outside this entire time 😂 Nothing like sending a mixed message during the pandemic. WearAMask Just ‘murica being ‘murica 🤷🏼‍♂️ Like we need their advice.

CDC continues to look like partisan Hackery. They dont know what to tell ppl I'm still going to wear my mask even after I get my shots because it's adorable and I like the idea of people not being able to see my mouth. Sadly this is giving in to the GOP and anti maskers. How do you know someone is vaccinated? Are we to start wearing an armband? Not a wise decision

Stop living scared. This helps limit mask use so it makes sense but needs more regulations e.g. a badge verifying vaccination status. Well since we don’t have vaccine police well all be mask less And people wonder why no one trusts the CDC and all of the over zealous pro vaccinators / webmd experts. Too many gimmicks to give the impression of 'having things under control' coupled with the botched JJ vaccine and subsequent recall.

There could be 1000 Covid deaths daily and people will still complain about others wearing masks. A lot of people just leave them on outside because it’s convenient. The American CDC is a goddamn joke. SameeraKhan So getting a vaccine still means wearing a mask? WTF?!?

Hate to break it to you, but when we were outside not around a lot of people, we weren’t. Also driving in our cars alone, we weren’t wearing them then either. A big crowd of strangers is very subjective & as though your friends and family cannot accidentally give you a killer disease! Where did the CDC people go to school? No way to know when someone with COVID passed your airspace within 3 hours of your walking / exercising! Maskup

And this is how the next wave starts in America... Thank fuck... Folks – I've been road tripping all over the country since Jan., I can assure you ppl (overwhelmingly) aren't wearing masks outside. I know you ppl don't get out much but if you did you'd understand that your Twitter echo chamber doesn't remotely reflect reality. Sorry. It's true

Why the hell would anyone want to be in a “big crowd of strangers”? This seems like a mixed message to me.. I'll be wearing my mask for a while yet. this is literally just theatre. They can’t give any good reason as to why a fully vaccinated person needs to wear a mask at all. Anyone that wears a mask OUTSIDE is going to get laughed at by me and millions of others. You look like a tool. OUTSIDE? Jesus. Can you be anything more tahn a sheep?

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Vaccines just give your bodies the antibodies to fight the virus. It doesn't mean the virus isn't still trying to get inside you. You can be a carrier of the virus for however long it takes for the virus to die to your immune system (a shirt time as it has antibodies) but still. Until the pandemic is over, I would still wear a mask out. If I don't, It sets a false sense of 'normal' for folks who have no intention of vaccinating. NEWS FLASH! We are still in a pandemic. Anybody who thinks otherwise should read up on India's current events.

Experiment Phase II---Stage 1 I’m wearing my mask. Not because I think I’ll get Covid, but because at this point I know everyone lies, society in general grosses me out, I have no control of my facial expressions, prefer anonymity &the idea of feeling anyone openly talking or breathing in my face makes me ill

Yeaaa. No. I’m going to take my time and see how that works out for other people first. I get my second vaccination in two days but I’ll let those desperate to risk their health go first. My health is valuable. Oh cool thanks! We don’t wear them anyway

Hmm good job CDCgov given the 100+m non-vaccinated people dont care we will now have more nutbags saying the cdc said🤦🏻‍♂️ Never taking this mask off cause the magaQ antivaxxers won't lie about being vaccinated 😒😒😒🙄🙄🙄🧐🧐... I'll keep wearing mine in populated areas ty They should definitely be worn in a crowd YES 👍🏻 I wear one everywhere I go anyway though.

I haven't seen a single person wear a mask outdoors through this whole thing. It just plain wasn't needed. When the hell did they ever need to wear a mask outside? You people are stupid AF We were supposed to be wearing masks outside this whole time until just now? Yea guys wear masks but like don’t also wear masks ?!

This is dangerous and you are going to get people killed

So many protocols & guidelines. The world needs more cohesion in Covid mitigation & response. Thats cap This is an absolute fool. How big is a “big” crowd? So we still have to social distance? How do you really verify someone truly still wearing a mask or being an idiot and just refuse to wear one. Too many questions and too much gray area. Nawh. I’ll keep mine on.

Why would you wear masks outdoors when not in a crowd anyways? This was common sense and didn't need to be in place regardless of vaccinations damn this is dumb... 😔 Man we're gonna die Not sure why this is ground breaking. Were people wearing their masks when they were alone outdoors? I don't think it is smart. I will still wear my mask because even I don't believe covid is over

5 MONTHS of Covid vaccines are more deadly than 25 YEARS of ALL other vaccines combined All vaccines since May 1996 (~25 YEARS) = 5,312 Covid = 2,775 ~5 months ALL other vaccines = 2,537 ~25 years This video shows how to find this on the CDC website

Pretty much no one needs to wear mask outdoors, unless it’s a concert or highly crowded area… The risk is incredibly low… But by all means, let’s keep the Fear rolling… Wait soo your saying I gotta brush my teeth now? Vaxxed and double masked. I follow my own science Didn't the CDC also tell us to not wear masks in March of Last Year?

wait were supposed to wear masks when alone outdoors So basically the mask mandate is over. Who will be policeing people as to proof of vaccination... Literally no-one. Masks outdoors are over folks. Nah I’m still gonna do it, I don’t trust anyone Three’s a crowd No shit

Dum asses everytime you leave house you in a big crowd 🤔 Ya'll are all strangers, so... Vaccinated over a month ago. I wore a mask while painting my house because the tree pollen is killing me. Was out there for nine hours without a single sneeze. Took it off while cleaning my brushes for five min and the allergies kicked in. I’ll keep mine in for now

CCPVirus UnrestrictedBiowarfare coronavirus OriginOfCOVID19 UnrestrictedBioweapon COVID19Vaccine coronavirus COVID19 But do I still need to wear one when my girlfriend’s boyfriend comes over, there is a lot of breathing going on with us in the bedroom. Why even do this now? Why not once more vaccines are ubiquitous? Feels early and irresponsible.

So... Same as before, huh? This is violence against black bodies imagine actually wearing a mask outdoors, couldn't be me

Who the heck wears a mask outside? Oh forgot COVIDIOTS It's about time in 1918 they knew that he took people with the virus outside they got better Well this is premature and going to turn out horribly. As someone who is vaccinated I will still be wearing a mask, thanks! 🖐😷 This isn't what it says at all. Report the full guidelines and not a sensational title

I got both vaccine put I still wear my mask 😷 when I go shopping being around friends and family. I feel safe wearing it but I feel like the covid-19 numbers is going down. Everyone should be going back to work soon. Prayers 🙏❤️ People were seriously wearing masks outside? The science last spring said you didn’t need too.

Ummmm, ok. Thanks, captain obvious. People getting mad about this are all freaks. i look like immortan joe with one on so it stays. if a fox news viewer wants to cry about it say it to me on the street bitch. Hiền lành, dễ thương, tốt.

USAVAX Shut up fools USASHOT Thanks, but I'll keep my mask on, even tho I've already been fully vaccinated. LOL Everyone mad at this, you are begging to be controlled right? If you are so afraid of dying don't go out stay safely trapped in your house 😘 I’m so confused...they said all along that as long as you can maintain a 6ft distance you didn’t need to wear the mask outside, at least in OH. Truly befuddled as why this is news 🤔

Ill continue to wear one so that I won't be identified for crimes. That’s great but how do we manage folks pretending to be vaccinated? I want data that shows % of fully vaccinated in my community

Am I allowed to open mouth kiss homeless people as long as they say they are fully vacinated? No one needs to wear a mask outside unless there are crowds. I walk to the grocery store without a mask on but if someone's going to pass me and is close I will put it on to be respectful . But if your outside not near anyone there is no need to wear one, vaccinated or not.

But how do we know whos vaccinated and who isn't? Also I was led to believe you could STILL contract the virus even after vaccination. yeah i don't trust anyone to be responsible, keeping my mask on till 0 cases who the fuck was wearing masks OUTSIDE? I feel terrible for all the healthcare workers. This opens up a gateway for people to lie about being vaccinated, I feel like a tidal wave of Covid will hit after this. We can only hope people will be honest

The key words here are 'FULLY VACCINATED'. Sheer stupidity, unvaccinated people were at lest wearing mask out of an accountability. Now they won’t. so basically keep wearing your mask

They just keep moving the goalposts Ok... how do we prevent anti-maskers/vaxxers from lying and doing neither? I don’t believe them Thank you, CDCgov for telling us what thinking people figured out months ago. So kind of you. i'm asking for vaccination cards World Health Organization: “ya’ll been recommending outdoor masking if you can maintain physical distance from others?”

No screaming eagle shit. Even if you have not been vaccinated walking around outside with safe distance wearing a mask is stupid. Who was wearing a mask outside? That's cool but I'll still wear mines Me finally about to get a summer body ! Bye covidmask 😅👏🏼

So glad I don’t live in the USA nightmare zone I found masks are really good if one has allergies. The amount of you that is so consumed by fear is just so mind boggling. 1/2 of you just need to stay in the basement forever...I mean how in the hell did you function before this even became a thing?!?!? actionashley13

I do what the fuck I want to do, covid didn't slow my day to day life down at all. I don't believe anything from the government, fda,cdc, I’m skeptical, still will wear my mask. What is considered a big crowd Lol, I haven't wear a face mask yet. Never will get vaccinated either, only stupid people get vaccinated for nothing

kelly_j_baker Many of the replies here, are 'Anti-maskers now have an easy way to lie about not wearing masks.' Aren't anti-maskers already just not wearing masks outdoors? There has never been an enforcement mechanism to penalize people for not wearing masks outdoors, right? What about the liar/fraudster Faucci who said that masks compulsory after vaccination?

Anti-maskers have that Veruca Salt vibe Love of my life is literally in the ICU with a new strain of COVID. He was fully vaccinated. All you people just yak yak yak and do not know wtf you’re talking about. 🙄 Thanks CDC for really teaching us humans you really have no idea how viruses work and ruining so many lives and wasting our time. I can only hope by this point next year you are disbanded for a newer organization that understands how germs and viruses work...

That isn't at all what they said. They actually said fully vaxed don't need a mask outdoors if they're alone or with a small group of family/friends. IOW, they still recommend if in any large group, incl. people you know, or with any size group of strangers. We don't even have the virus in Australia, but we still hsve to wear masks on Public transport where people are together enclosed and in hospitals. A good habit to keep, incase we get a community covid case that got out of quarantine.

Fully vaccinated people shouldn’t wear a mask anywhere. Never wore a mask outdoors, never will. Still defeats the purpose of the vaccines if it doesn't prevent you from getting it from non vaccine people, big crowds and the shot itself it's still not worth it and a waste of time stop with the bull crap.

The people who need the government to tell them what to do and when to do it are SCARY! 'unless they are in a big crowd of strangers' -- sounds so scientific.. if you take medical advice from the government at this point you might be a fool. I will still wear mine. thats for the permission. really needed that. clowns

* unless they live in Florida. Now how many of these dumbass non-vaccinated Americans are gonna run with this? 3 reasons I’ll keep wearing. 1- Live adjacent to a popular tourist area. These traveling throngs are frivolous and stupid re masks. 2-Despite everything, it’s important to set a good public example for citizens. 3-The thought of being mistaken for a Republican is mortifying.

I AIN WEARING A MASK POINT BLANK PERIOD IM LIVING LIFE This is ANTI-SCIENCE!!!! COVID spreads even if you are vaccinated! Please continue social distancing and masking! Save lives!!

My sentiment. We still gave to take precautions. CDCgov what about NATURAL immunity? Why does a lab created vaccine work better. Please help me understand Lol duh Well I never wore a mask outdoors anyways soo Ok but what about people that had covid and have antibodies?Do they need the vaccine ? Of course they still would wear a mask. Can never be to safe.

Well that is one way to make sure pharmaceutical companies make profits. Tell everyone to unmask when there's no evidence that vaccine works against the several strains spreading in many states. In 2022 the announcement will be 'time for your COVID 3rd booster shot' I love how everyone replying to this is taking positive news and turning it into some sort of problem. Like I'm pretty sure the CDC has taken in all the variables you're worried about to ensure that lifting these restrictions is ok lmao

No shit. I wasn’t gonna anyway. This is not good. I’m so confused, were people still doing this?

Then months later.......they will announce the remix to COVID19. Never forget the CDC is now run by politicians not the professionals Makes sense to remove mandates for mask-wearing outdoors in general, and while a lot of people seem concerned this is some kind of slippery slope, I don't buy it - you catch more flies with honey, etc...

So many losers crying in the replies. It was all 'listen to science' until science said something you didn't like lol 😂😂😂😂 🤡 Show So doing the same thing I've done for a year because I'm not insane. Got it. I hate how fucking stupid this country is. There's no point in telling people they don't need to wear a mask. They will abuse it, and people will lie about being vaccinated. This is dangerous and we WILL see ANOTHER surge in a few weeks because of this. StupidAmericans

Americans have been doing this for year now. Talk about the CDC being out of touch! how can you tell if ppl were vaccinated? what a joke....

Nahh I will stick to wearing my mask. I don't trust people You guys have been wearing masks outside? Nah. Imma keep wearing it. There are still places that wont let ppl in if you don't. Plus, we should just make masks the norm anyway, especially when you're sick. So anti-maskers can use the excuse “I got the vaccine” and not have to wear their masks. Terrible call.

So what’s a big crowd can I sock that person that sneezing and coughing all over just checking for a friend It's a shame people who complained that their 'freedom' was taken away by mask mandates will use this decision to justify harassing others who choose to exercise their freedom to wear masks. So now everyone’s gonna start lying about being vaccinated so they don’t need a mask right?

Yea I’m still wearing a mask BREAKING: I'm not fucking listening to anything these flip-flopers claim, plus anyone could just lie about their vaccination status

I could anyway. My health, my choice. Not yours. No surprise. I am vaccinated and burning masks They don’t say why this choice was made in the article. Is there reasoning documented somewhere? ‘Mericans aka Can’t Get Right. 🤔🤔🤔🤨🤨🤨 Masks are useless! I plan on maintaining public health measures that work: masking, physical distancing, handwashing, respiratory and cough hygiene, avoiding crowds, and ensuring good ventilation. But, that's just me.

Brah. We are done with the masks and vaxxes. The “trust the science” people are now the ones challenging the authority of the CDC. How ironic. Gonna do it anyway

Not good idea. Given the % of non-vaccinated individuals, don’t see the point of this. who’s vaccinated or who’s not- how will anyone ever know. Who the fuck is wearing a mask outside? A big crowd of strangers? So only strangers can give Covid to each other… LOL 'we need to have a mask mandate that is nationwide, and extends past COVID. It is all about control' Our new overlords. But who will enforce it with no police?

Hahaha wtf? Why do vaccinated people need to wear masks at all... bdentonphoto So now ppl who aren't vaccinated will be endangering everyone thx guys! they can still transfer covid to others though right? IA I’m not wearing a mask if I’m outside. Sorry not sorry. And in two weeks I’ll never wear one again. Freedom! Thanks JohnCooper4Nash.

the velpers. Lol Gee, maybe wing nuts will stop whining 👀 probably not If you haven’t already been doing this, you’re a sheep Love that for me. But still wearing one bc of these damn anti vaxxers. Screw CDCgov ! My body my choice!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬 Still wearing my mask cause half people will act like they are fully vaccinated and not

“Big Crowd of strangers” sounds very scientific