Mask Guidance For Fully Vaccinated People : Short Wave Many Americans are baring their faces in public again, following new CDC recommendations that fully vaccinated people don't need them in most settings. But there are critics who question the CDC's decision and say it's too soon. Maddie Sofia talks with NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey about this latest mask guidance and the questions it raises for businesses, essential workers, and the most vulnerable.

If you'd like help finding a vaccination site, you can dial 1-800-232-0233 or go to vaccines.gov (English) or vacunas.gov (Spanish) for more information.

Have questions about the latest coronavirus headlines? Email us at shortwave@npr.org and we might cover it on a future episode.

Too soon? The CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance For Fully Vaccinated

Too soon? The CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance For Fully Vaccinated

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The employees at Presidente Supermarket in Miami, Florida — like the rest of America's grocery store workers — are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, helping to keep the nation's residents fed. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The employees at Presidente Supermarket in Miami, Florida — like the rest of America's grocery store workers — are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, helping to keep the nation's residents fed.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Many Americans are baring their faces in public again, following new CDC recommendations that fully vaccinated people don't need them in most settings. But there are critics who question the CDC's decision and say it's too soon. Maddie Sofia talks with NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey about this latest mask guidance and the questions it raises for businesses, essential workers, and the most vulnerable.

If you'd like help finding a vaccination site, you can dial 1-800-232-0233 or go to vaccines.gov (English) or vacunas.gov (Spanish) for more information.

Have questions about the latest coronavirus headlines? Email us at shortwave@npr.org and we might cover it on a future episode.

This episode was edited by Jane Greenhalgh and Viet Le, produced by Thomas Lu and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi.