And unvaccinated people who "remain at risk of mild or severe illness, of death or of spreading the disease to others" should still wear masks and get vaccinated right away, she said.
It also offers a clear reminder of the progress that has been made on tackling the virus from when Biden first took office when more than 3,000 were dying each day in the United States and Biden repeatedly pleaded with Americans to wear a mask.
Citing the recent update regarding masks from the Center for Disease Control, the full operational update post from Hersheypark stated that "face coverings and social distancing for those who have been fully vaccinated will no longer be required when visiting Hersheypark".
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. And since the CDC does not make laws, Americans still need to abide by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. "It gets a little trickier when going out in public with your children who aren't vaccinated".More news: World Health Organization has not associated 'Indian Variant' with B.1.617 strain, says Centre
The White House Correspondents' Association sent an email to members on Thursday saying that the mask-wearing requirements for reporters on the White House grounds were immediately lifted for those fully vaccinated.
The same mask guidance applies for vaccinated persons of all ages.
'All of the real world data we've seen that's been in the published literature - large studies in many different settings - have demonstrated that those vaccines are effective, ' Walensky said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people could go without a mask in most settings, even indoors in large crowds, in what was a key milestone in the US path out of the pandemic.More news: Students and teacher killed in shooting at Russian school
People who are immune-compromised are advised to talk to their doctors before taking off masks.
The CDC defines fully vaccinated as two weeks after the final shot. "So we need to look at our travel guidance, we need to look at our school guidance, our child care guidance, our camp guidance". "Are they now supposed to become the vaccination police?"
He added, "This has been a really hard year on everyone, but in particular on children, and we need to let kids be kids in ways that are safe".More news: India sees 403000 new virus cases, 4092 deaths in 24 hours