Thursday, December 7, 2023

CDC softens mask guidance for the fully vaccinated, N.C. indoor mandate still in effect

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention soften mask wearing guidance Thursday for the fully vaccinated.

In the updated recommendation, the agency said people who received their final dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least two weeks ago no longer need to wear a face covering unless required by law or rules established by a business or workplace.

The new guidance also suggests that fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing after being knowingly exposed to the virus unless they live or work in a correctional or detention facility or homeless shelter.

North Carolina still has an indoor mask mandate in effect. The governor lifted the outdoor mask mandate unless in a situation where 6 feet of distancing is unattainable.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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