To entice vaccine hesitant, Biden touts maskless activities for vaccinated

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Enlarge / President Joe Biden speaks on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday updated masking guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated, now saying that they no longer need to wear a mask when outdoors with members of their household or when attending small, outdoor gatherings with unvaccinated people.

“Today is another day we can take a step back to the normalcy of before,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a press briefing Tuesday. “There are many situations where fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask, particularly if they are outdoors.”

The new guidance by the CDC lays out several examples of when fully vaccinated people can safely bare their faces. They include:

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