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A discarded disposable face mask on a storm sewer grate along with other detritus on Penn Ave in West Reading September 14, 2020. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

Confused By CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance? Here’s What We’ve Learned

The shift in guidance was a dramatic reversal from the country’s top public health agency, which has been criticized for being too conservative (and convoluted) in its earlier guidelines for those who are vaccinated. The latest changes have left a lot of people with a lot of questions, which NPR’s science, health and education reporters are here to answer. Continue Reading Confused By CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance? Here’s What We’ve Learned

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President Biden arrives with Vice President Harris to discuss the CDC's new mask guidance in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. CREDIT: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, With Some Exceptions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors or outdoors without masks or distancing, in gatherings large or small. The announcement marks a major milestone in the effort to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Continue Reading CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, With Some Exceptions

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