In the face of the Delta and Omicron variants and the widespread transmission the CDC recommends that if a fully vaccinated person lives in/is visiting an area where the transmission rates are “high” or “substantial”, that they wear a mask while in indoor public spaces. (Check here for your county transmission rates)
If you reside in or are visiting an area with low transmission rates (less than 50 cases/100,000 people) you can can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, ribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
- Travel Exception: You are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the United States, and in transportation hubs such as airports and train stations.
People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities and may need to continue to take precautions to prevent COVID-19, including wearing a mask.
With the Omicron variant now so prominent across the US and spreading rapidly, some cities and counties with high transmission rates are returning to mask mandates. These mandates should be followed even if vaccinated in an attempt to counter this spread.