NEW YORK (AP) — Got your shots? Get out there!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its guidelines on wearing masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore — unless they’re in a big crowd of strangers.
Further, the CDC says those who are unvaccinated can also go out mask-less in some situations, too.
The new guidance represents another calibrated step on the road back to normal from the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 570,000 people in the 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 one another.
Photo: Alfina Schicker takes a solitary walk through the woods in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Tuesday, April 14, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)