What new mask rules will tourists face? Depends on where they are

What new mask rules will tourists face? Depends on where they are

What new mask rules will tourists face? Depends on where they are

Fully vaccinated guests are free to attend Hersheypark without masks, according to a recent announcements from the amusement park's Twitter page.

Where do I still need to wear a mask?

The new order, which took effect immediately, keeps the mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising outside and attending small outdoor gatherings.

The decision by some businesses to continue enforcing mask policies is understandable given the ongoing health risks and public sensitivities about getting vaccinated, said Helen Rella, an employment and labor attorney at law firm Wilk Auslander. "Harmons continues to encourage those who are not fully vaccinated to schedule their appointment at a Harmons pharmacy or any other authorized vaccine distributor", the company wrote in a statement.

Masking is a politically charged subject, she said, and inquiring about vaccination status could fuel debate in an already divided country.

Trader Joe's grocery stores will no longer be requiring masks for vaccinated customers in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to the company's website.

Beginning Tuesday, Walmart employees who are fully vaccinated also will have the option of working without a mask.

The New York Yankees announced before Thursday's game that shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive despite being fully vaccinated and having previously contracted the virus during the offseason.

Rochelle Walensky announced during a Thursday White House COVID-19 press briefing that people who have received both vaccine doses need not wear masks indoors or outdoors or physically distance themselves from others.

'But we know that the more people are vaccinated, the less cases we will have and the less chance of a new spike or additional variant emerging'.

"Throughout the pandemic, we have followed the guidance from our national and state health experts to provide a safe environment for our guests and team members", the post read.

The Alabama Nursing Home Association and the Alabama Hospital Association today released a joint statement that those visiting will need masks even if they are fully vaccinated, as per federal guidelines.

That means masks still are required in NY state when a person can't maintain six feet of social distance - even outside and even if the person is vaccinated.

The league is encouraging but not requiring players to get vaccinated.

Employees will still be required to wear masks, she said. The company has 530 stores in the US, and masking remains a must for employees.

A spokeswoman for grocer told CBS MoneyWatch explained the new policy thusly: "In accordance with CDC guidelines, customers who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks while shopping in our stores".

Half the states had mask requirements in place for most indoor spaces when the CDC issued its recommendations.

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