The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced today that fully vaccinated people should continue to wear face coverings while indoors in certain situations due to the spread of the delta variant across the country.

(Universal)

(Universal)

What’s Happening:

  • The CDC announced today that Americans who are fully vaccinated should continue to wear face coverings while indoors in places where high transmission rates have been observed as COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread with the delta variant.
(CDC.gov)

(CDC.gov)

  • Current high transmission areas include Orange County in both Orlando, Florida and Southern California, the homes of Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
  • At this time, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, SeaWorld, Universal, and other theme parks have not announced the return of face coverings while indoors.
  • Back in May, the CDC advised that fully vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks outdoors and most places indoors. Since then, the United States has led the world in new daily infections.
  • Yesterday, the mayor of Orange County, FL, Jerry Demings, announced that the county is in a crisis mode, with over 1,000 people catching COVID-19 on a daily basis. AdventHealth also announced the return to “red” status as they see an increase in hospitalizations due to the virus.
  • More information about the announcement can be found at CDC.gov.
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