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CDC recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors in certain circumstances


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high transmission rates as COVID-19 cases in the United States continue to rise. 

The CDC also recommended vaccinated individuals living with vulnerable people, such as young children or those who are immunocompromised, wear masks in indoor public settings, according to the Washington Post.

The agency also recommended teachers, faculty and students wear masks in K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status.

In an email, IU Spokesperson Chuck Carney said that IU will follow the science and recommendations of public health experts to determine the best course of actions but has yet to make a change of plans.

Masks aren’t required on IU’s campus for fully vaccinated individuals and most masking and physical distancing requirements were lifted for the fall 2021 semester. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration believes the delta variant poses a new threat, according to USA TODAY

Indiana health officials said earlier this month that the Delta variant is expected to become the dominant COVID-19 strain in Indiana.

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