Masking Updates

Fact Sheets + Shareables with information on how to know when + where to wear a mask, if vaccinated or not, based on the new CDC masking update.

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"Some people may decide to wear a mask, even after being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. There are a number of reasons to keep wearing a mask, such as certain medical conditions or setting an example for kids. If youā€™ve decided to keep wearing a mask after being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, itā€™s ok. Whatā€™s important is to respect + support the different choices that people make."

"The decision to wear a mask depends on if you are fully vaccinated or not. If two weeks have passed since your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or your one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you do not have to wear a mask unless required by local governments, workplaces, or businesses. If you are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, wear a mask in public settings, where social distancing is not possible, + around people not in your household."

"If youā€™re unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated, you should wear a mask in public settings to avoid the spread of COVID-19. This is especially true if you are indoors, around people who are not in your household, + where social distancing is not possible. Schools, some businesses and other venues in Virginia may still require masks, even if you are vaccinated. Check before you go."

"If youā€™re fully vaccinated, you have a low risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 + can do most daily activities without a mask. But you still might wear one, especially in certain situations like school buildings, medical offices or businesses that require them. People with medical conditions may also choose to use a mask in public, even if they are fully vaccinated. By understanding your personal situation and risks, you can make safe choices."

"If you are not vaccinated against COVID-19, you should assess the risk of contracting or spreading the virus before you choose an activity. You need to continue to wear a mask when in public to protect yourself + others. If you are in crowds or indoors with poor ventilation, you or your family can be at a higher risk. Choosing lower-risk situations, such as celebrations outside, may help unvaccinated people reduce risk."