Even though the CDC has recommended that people who are fully vaccinated can resume normal activities without wearing masks or observing social distance, many state and local governments are keeping various restrictions in place for all people, and many businesses are maintaining their current policies, even for people who can document their vaccinated status. The next few weeks are going to be confusing for people as they see increasing numbers of their neighbors on the streets and in stores, taking advantage of this new policy by going maskless.
One big source of confusion is that not everyone will be able to go without a mask everywhere, because private businesses can set their own policies. We’ve contacted some local stores to find out what they have to say about masking.
American Dream Pizza will continue to require masking at both of its restaurants, except when actively eating.
Our advice? Follow your gut on this one and wear masks when you feel you should. No vaccine is 100% effective and there are many variants to the coronavirus. And if you find yourself without a mask, stay six feet away from anyone you don’t know. We’ll make it through this if we continue to stay careful.