The CDC announced on Thursday that fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks indoors.
“If you are fully vaccinated, you are protected, and you can start doing the things that you stopped doing because of the pandemic,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House press briefing.
Under the new guidance, people will still be required to wear masks in ‘crowded’ public places such as planes, buses, hospitals, prisons etc.
It is unclear how businesses are going to differentiate between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
CDC DIRECTOR: "If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic."
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According to the White House, more than 154 million Americans, or approximately 46% of the population have received at least their first dose of the Covid vaccine.
Some businesses are requiring their employees to wear a blue wristband to prove they have been vaccinated.
Immunaband company introduced new blue silicone wristbands that will carry your Covid vax card information. The company is hoping this will catch on and that Americans will rush to purchase their wristband to let others know you’ve been vaccinated.
These wristbands will do until the microchips are rolled out and made mandatory.