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CDC urges vaccinated people to mask up indoors in places with high virus transmission

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In a reversal of its earlier position, the agency is now recommending that some fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors if they live in areas with significant or high spread, which includes most of Alaska.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: Two people wearing masks avoid social distancing in Central Park as temperatures rose amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 25, 2020 in New York City, United States. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 200,000 lives with over 2.8 million cases. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

CDC: If you’re vaccinated, you don’t need to mask outdoors (unless you’re in a crowd)

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Still, the CDC is urging all people — vaccinated or not — to continue avoiding medium or large gatherings, since it's still learning how well the vaccines work to curb the spread of the virus.