Indoor Mask Update

August 3, 2021

On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their general guidance for fully vaccinated individuals.

The new guidance indicates, “To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”

As always, camps should follow their state and local guidance at a minimum. In addition, camps in areas with substantial or high transmission should strongly consider updating their policies to incorporate the use of masks for vaccinated individuals while indoors.

Additionally, CDC has indicated that vaccinated people who have a known exposure should get tested three to five days after exposure, regardless of symptoms, and should mask for 14 days or until they receive a negative test.