Connecticut residents share mixed feelings about new CDC mask guidelines

The CDC and President Biden announced fully vaccinated adults can now safely be outside without a mask in many situations, but some Connecticut residents feel like it's a gamble.

News 12 Staff

Apr 28, 2021, 10:16 AM

Updated 1,120 days ago

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The CDC and President Biden announced fully vaccinated adults can now safely be outside without a mask in many situations, but some Connecticut residents feel like it's a gamble.
Masks have become second nature to many of us, and for most of this past year, the CDC has advised all of us to wear masks outdoors if we are within 6 feet of one another.
However, on Tuesday came the announcement that a lot of people have been waiting to hear - fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.
Michelle Thomas, who works in Greenwich says she believes people are still taking a gamble. "Having the vaccine, you still can get it," she says. 
The new guidelines also state that if you are on a walk bike or run alone or with a member of your household outside you don't have to wear a mask.
The CDC says the decision comes after a rise in vaccination numbers and decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
However, people in Connecticut are still gauging their comfort levels.
Piper Gilbert of Greenwich says, "Being able to see people smile again is such a wonderful thing."
Sahil Nabodia, of Greenwich says, "Personally I will take some time to adjust, it's been a year after all wearing a mask."
Masks are still urged for everyone finding themselves in a crowded situation outside.


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