The CDC recently announced the less of a need on COVID-19 restrictions for those who have been vaccinated.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that adults who were fully vaccinated can resume activities, indoors and outdoors, without the need for masks or social distancing. The update does place the exception of any laws which are in place. They also stated that those who are fully vaccinated may refrain from being tested for COVID-19 following a direct exposure.
The CDC also eased back on some measures, including the resuming of domestic travel without the need for testing before or after travel or the need to self quarantine after, requiring of testing before leaving the U.S. (unless the destination requires such a practice), the need for quarantining after returning to the U.S. and the need for quarantining following an exposure.
On Thursday, President Biden took to twitter to announce the CDC’s recent statement.
President Biden stated in a tweet, “Just a few hours ago, the CDC announced they are no longer recommending that fully vaccinated people need to wear masks.
Today is a great day for America in our long battle with COVID-19.
Just a few hours ago, the CDC announced they are no longer recommending that fully vaccinated people need to wear masks.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 13, 2021
In Vicksburg, the city still has restrictions in place until May 15. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is holding a conference on Friday, May 14 at 11 a.m. where he will provide an update on Vicksburg’s COVID-19 Civil Emergency Order.