The Biden Administration is set to relax federal public health guidelines regarding wearing masks outdoors, CNBC reports.
The announcement may come this week as early as Tuesday. There would be separate guidelines for vaccinated people and un-vaccinated people.
Dr. Fauci also indicated this weekend that updated mask guidelines would be coming soon. “The CDC is a science-based organization,” he said on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos. “They don’t want to make any guidelines unless they look at the data and the data backs it up. But when you look around at the common sense situation, the risk is really low, especially if you’re vaccinated.”
The CDC’s current guidelines state that “masks may not be necessary when you are outside by yourself away from others, or with people who live in your household. However, some areas may have mask mandates while out in public, so please check the rules in your local area (such as in your city, county, or state). Additionally, check whether any federal mask mandates apply to where you will be going.”
Right now, theme parks requiring masks indoors and outdoors at most times. Walt Disney World recently updated their guidelines to state that guests could remove masks when taking outdoor photos. As indicated by the CDC guidelines, a relaxation of federal guidelines may not immediately indicate a relaxation of theme park guidelines as these will be determined by each resort.
Keep checking WDWNT for updates.