CDC Issues New Guidance on Mask Wearing for Vaccinated Individuals

July 30, 2021

On Tuesday, July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidelines to recommend fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask indoors in public to maximize protection from the Delta variant and to prevent possibly spreading it to others. Earlier this summer, the CDC had relaxed its guidelines to reflect that people who were fully vaccinated no longer had to wear masks in most indoor settings.

The CDC also recommends fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested three to five days after the exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.  

You can find a summary of the recent updates here.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Manufacturing Institute’s This is Our Shot project also provides manufacturers with resources to share with workers, families and communities about the COVID-19 vaccination.