The White House has updated staff members with the news they will no longer need to wear mask if they are vaccinated, according to a report from Fox News.
The news came as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced its new update that individuals who have been fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask in most settings.
“We’ve gotten this far. Whether you choose to get vaccinated or wear a mask, please protect yourself until we get to the finish line,” the White House wrote on Twitter.
Big news from the CDC: If you’re fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask – indoors or outdoors, in most settings.
We’ve gotten this far. Whether you choose to get vaccinated or wear a mask, please protect yourself until we get to the finish line. pic.twitter.com/XI4yPmhWaD
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 13, 2021
Vaccinated members of the media will also not need to wear a mask at President Biden’s Covid-19 remarks, according to the Fox News report.
“We have all longed for this moment,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky said in a press briefing on the news. “That moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated.”
CDC DIRECTOR: “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”
“We have all longed for this moment…”
“That moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated.” pic.twitter.com/yvcMcXEDfH
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 13, 2021
“I want to be clear that we followed the science here. While this may serve as an incentive for some people to get vaccinated, that is not the purpose. Our purpose here is as a public health agency to follow the science and to follow where we are with regard to the science and what is safe for individuals to do,” Walensky said.