“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor or outdoor activities. Large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing,” Walensky said. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”
“This announcement is long overdue,” Dr. Leana Wen, the former health commissioner of Baltimore, had told Insider. “The CDC is at risk for being irrelevant and their advice not trusted. They need to clearly demonstrate the power of the vaccine in preventing infection and illness.”
The only bad news about mask removal is that some health professionals believe that the new variants appearing here and there across the globe might be a problem. For instance, it is still unclear whether the vaccines are fully effective with the new variants.
In conclusion, the vaccine protection’s timeline isn’t precise. Since booster shots are designed to extend immunity it is safer for fully vaccinated people to keep masks indoors until herd immunity takes place across the whole country.