Connecticut adopts CDC relaxed mask guidelines, days before advice is relaxed

(WTNH) – President Joe Biden and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday announced they were relaxing guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans wearing masks outdoors.

The CDC is giving fully vaccinated adults the go-ahead to exercise outdoors, attend small outdoor gatherings – even with unvaccinated people – and dine out with other households, the all without mask.

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For unvaccinated Americans, masks are still recommended if you are outside with other unvaccinated people or if you are dining out with other households.

And, all Americans should always wear masks at outdoor concerts, parades, and crowded sporting events.

One reason for the changes: The CDC said data shows less than 10% of virus transmission occurs outdoors.

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Connecticut will adopt the new mask recommendations. And on May 1, the state will be easing restrictions for restaurants statewide.

All restaurants and businesses will be subject to a midnight closing time. People no longer need to order food for a drink, only if you dine out. There will no longer be a limit of people per table when you dine outside.

All other restrictions will be lifted on May 19, with the exception of required masks in all indoor public places when social distancing is not possible.

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