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Despite What the CDC Says, I am Still Wearing a Mask

For the last 14 months, we have reminded constantly that the most effective way to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we should be wearing masks when we are outside of our homes.

As of this week, the CDC has announced that for the most part, those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear or practice social distancing.

While this is great news, it is also confusing. The confusion comes from the fact that many states, cities, and locales still require residents and visitors to wear masks when inside, regardless of vaccination status. In New York State and New York City for example, masks are still legally required when entering a place of business.

As of a week from this coming Monday, I will be fully vaccinated plus two weeks. But that does not mean that I will leave the mask at home.

Two important questions come up that must be answered:

  1. How do we deal with the rise in fake vaccination cards? Will store managers and owners be able to determine what is real and what is not real?
  2. If the local and state laws repeal the mask requirement, will businesses still ask for proof of vaccination? Not every customer may respond well when asked to show their card.

From the larger perspective, this is the news we have been waiting for for many months. But, before we can celebrate, the details must be ironed out.

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