THE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to issue a new mask mandate for vaccinated Americans as a result of the highly infectious Delta variant, reports say.
The agency is expected to announce on Tuesday that even vaccinated people will be required to wear face coverings again in parts of the United States due to a rise in Covid-19 infections.
Although the CDC did not comment on the matter to Reuters, it will hold a 3 pm press briefing today to lay out the plan for face coverings.
Back in May, they confirmed that people who had received both doses of the vaccine would not have to wear a mask or social distance.
At the time, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confirmed this was based on declining infections, the swift vaccine rollout, as well as efficacy against Covid-19 variants.
However, even people who were fully jabbed had to continue planes and trains, at airports, on mass transit, and in medical environments like hospitals.
On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN health officials were considering revised mask guidance.
Fauci revealed that this was “under active consideration" ahead of today's expected announcement.
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