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UPDATE: CDC Officially Recommends The Fully Vaccinated Resume Wearing Masks Indoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially updated their guidelines to recommend that some people who are fully vaccinated return to wearing masks indoors.

Specifically, those living in areas with “high” or “substantial” levels of COVID-19 transmission should resume wearing masks. All of Florida, as well as both Orange County and LA County, California, are high transmission areas, according to the CDC’s tracker. 46% of counties in the U.S.A. as a whole have high transmission and 17% have substantial transmission.

Vaccinated people who live or frequently interact with at-risk individuals (such as children under 12 and/or the immunocompromised) should also wear masks indoors.

CNN reports that CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walnsky told reporters, “In recent days I have seen new scientific data from recent outbreak investigations showing that that Delta variant behaves uniquely differently from past strains of the virus that cause COVID-19. This new science is worrisome and unfortunately warrants an update to our recommendations.”

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in the past few weeks and months, especially with the Delta variant spreading. In the past month, the Delta variant has gone from comprising 26% of U.S. COVID-19 cases to 83% of cases.

Neither Disney nor Universal have made announcements regarding updated mask guidelines at their Florida and California parks. Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry Demings has been urging individuals to mask up and businesses to require masks again as the county reached 1,000 new cases in a day.

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Brian
Brian
1 month ago

Now I’ve lost all excitement about going to Disney world next month. They tend to follow the recommendations of the “science”

Impressions de Frank
Impressions de Frank
1 month ago

Good. If WDW implements this and some
aren’t happy about it and don’t want to go, that just leaves more space for the rest of us.

Vote me down, I dare ya! If it makes you feel any better, more power to you.

Last edited 1 month ago by Impressions de Frank
Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Yawn

dikfore
dikfore
1 month ago

This is so defeating. I’m just as bummed about this as I was excited when the mask mandate was dropped. Stay safe everyone.

beautiful gorgeous
1 month ago

True but it’s not nationwide. Only areas that have seen an uptick of unvaccinated people getting covid. I’m vaccinated. Why do I have to wear a mask? I have as much chance as being struck by lightning as getting covid. Do we need mandates to keep me from being struck by lightning?

Nick
Nick
1 month ago

I’m vaccinated. I’m good. Unless suddenly they are telling me I wasted time getting vaccinated.

Other people’s health is their issue. Not mine. I did the right thing. And no. Covis doesn’t effect children like adults. So save thst argument since it wasn’t even in the top 10 causes of death for children last year.

Yawn.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Just bought a new Universal mask so I’m good to go!

Sad
Sad
1 month ago

Thanks, unvaccinated. This is on you.