“How do I figure out if I still need to wear a mask?”

“How do I figure out if I still need to wear a mask?”

The CDC released new guidelines regarding masks after vaccinations. I’ll add a link to the CDC’s schematic on how to decide when/if you should wear a mask.

👏👏👏 But, the BEST one I’ve found so far is this one from USA TODAY. My head starts spinning with decision-fatigue on when/where/how regarding vaccines/masks/crowds/indoors/cookies (always a yes to cookies).

Anyone else have decision-fatigue? So, I thought I’d share with you. This is an easy-to-read tool to help you figure out how to navigate masks post-vaccinations.

My additions: Avoid crowds, stay 6 feet apart from unvaccinated people, hang out with small groups of vaccinated friends. For now. This is not forever.

And, I’m still wearing my mask pretty much anywhere I go (unless I’m with a small group of vaccinated friends), even though I’m fully vaccinated. I think it sets a good example to those who haven’t had a chance to get a vaccine or have to wear a mask (like essential workers) and signals love for neighbor. -FNE

USA Today’s schematic: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/04/27/cdc-guidelines-say-vaccinated-people-dont-need-wear-masks-outside/7395850002/?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-usatoday&utm_content=later-16669129&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram

CDC’s guidance and decision making schematic: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html

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  1. James Poteet II

    I read an article earlier today (sorry, I cannot recall where exactly) saying there were 3 reasons for mask wearing. To protect yourself, to protect others, and to set a social example. That 3rd reason is actually pretty important as it seems that epidemiology is more about what we do as a collective society than just an individual. And it would be helpful if our leaders and the CDC actually made that reason explicit.

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