Vaccinated people will be required to wear masks in some settings, such as planes, trains and buses and inside airports, bus and train stations.
"Further, we must remember, that we still have Ohioans who are not eligible to be vaccinated, including those younger than 12 years-of-age. Are they now supposed to become the vaccination police?"
Don Williamson, president of the Alabama Hospital Association, said hospitals are still treating many of COVID-19 patients and must take every precaution to ensure the virus is not spread internally. Almost a quarter said they would definitely not vaccinate their children, while a quarter remained undecided.
Under the new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors, including in crowds. "It gets a little trickier when going out in public with your children who aren't vaccinated".
"Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance", the agency said. Almost 60% of Americans have received at least one dose.
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The compound is the emotional epicenter of the conflict and has been center stage for Israel-Palestinian violence in the past. Israeli police again faced off against mostly young Palestinians at several locations in east Jerusalem late on Sunday.
All of New Jersey's mask mandates remain in effect, at least for now, as the CDC releases new guidance saying people who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks in most places. If you don't feel comfortable not wearing a mask, I think you should be able to keep. In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Tuesday that he believes children should not be masked in classrooms, vaccinated or not.
Marc Perrone, president of United Food and Commercial Workers' union, told CNN that the CDC guidance was "confusing" and "fails to consider how it will impact essential workers who face frequent exposure to individuals who are not vaccinated and refuse to wear masks".
That means requirements for face masks in schools will still be decided on a state and local level. In a statement, the group said, "many families and staff no longer have a choice for in-person learning if those individuals desire to follow the clear instructions of our public health authorities".
Agarwal says that even with the new guidelines, New Jersey may still see stores requiring patrons to wear masks.