NM lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals

15 Mai, 2021, 05:09 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Individuals who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear masks, DeWine said in a release Friday.

Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon made the announcement on the KINY Morning Show and said that the Juneau Emergency Operations Center had met Thursday to revise the community risk mitigation measures.

In states where there is a mask mandate, Costco said they "will follow the state or local regulations and continue to require members and guests to wear a face mask or face shield".

"I believe there are lots of people who won't use the mask even if they aren't vaccinated", he added.

The new guidelines could also intensify a backlash from workers who say they don't need the masks, he said.

It means fully vaccinated people may still need to wear a mask depending on where they live and where they go.

As many business owners pointed out, there is no easy way to determine who has been vaccinated and who hasn't. Certain governmental facilities also require masking.

Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, and New Mexico also boast over 54% of their adults fully vaccinated, while South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island and Hawaii fall between 50-54%.

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"No one should be bullied for wearing a mask". CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a White House press briefing Thursday that the CDC would soon be updating its guidance for businesses and schools.

Matters came to a head in Congress Friday, when an aide to far right Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene shouted at Democratic representative Eric Swalwell to take off his mask.

According to the memo, the National Football League expects additional modifications to come that will reflect "the greatly reduced risk of viral infection and transmission in fully vaccinated individuals".

Trader Joe's said Friday it will follow CDC guidelines.

Kroger, which operates Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores, and CVS said in statements that they are reviewing their practices, but are requiring masks to be worn by employees and customers for the time being.

The average number of new COVID-19 cases nationwide, over a weekly period, has fallen to 36,800 a day - a 23 per cent drop when compared to the previous seven-day period, and a 50 per cent decrease from the peak of the springtime wave recorded a month ago.

Virus cases have dropped to their lowest level since September, at an average of about 35,000 a day, and have fallen by nearly one-third in just the past two weeks.

Some experts remain cautious, particularly for places where transmission rates are higher. "I think I'll have my mother make them into a quilt". And Hawaii Gov. David Ige said: "We are unable to determine who is vaccinated and who is not vaccinated". "Give people time to plan".

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