The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

CDC loosens COVID-19 guidelines for vaxed people

O'Brien County reports 0 percent positivity rate


May 20, 2021


H-M-S fans don masks during a basketball game in February. The CDC now says fully-vaccinated people can ditch face coverings in most situations.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has relaxed COVID-19 guidelines for fully-vaccinated Americans.

The health agency now says that if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Exceptions exist when required by federal, state, local, workplace or business rules.

The change comes as more Americans have been getting innoculated. Vaccines have proven to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infections and serious side effects, up to 94 percent according to the latest CDC data.

Pfizer's COVID-19...

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