Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced Tuesday the department has updated its mask guidance to reflect the announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a state health department release.

“Today’s CDC announcement allows those who are fully vaccinated the opportunity to spend time outdoors, in some situations, without wearing a mask,” Beam said. “This is both welcomed and exciting news for individuals who are fully vaccinated and are at a significantly lower risk to serious illness from COVID-19. However, those who are not vaccinated will still need to wear a mask in most situations, and those who are fully vaccinated should still wear a mask when in crowded spaces.”

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