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Fully vaccinated lawmakers no longer required to wear masks in House chamber


Lawmakers who are fully vaccinated againstCOVID-19 will no longer be required to wear masks in the House chamber


The new guidance means that mostHouse members will no longer need to wear masks while in the House chamber whenthey return to Washington on Monday, weeks after the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention (CDC) first announced that fully vaccinated people canforgo facial coverings in most settings.

Friday’s new guidance from the Capitol physicianis a shift from the stance adopted immediately after the CDC announcement lastmonth.

The Friday memo stated that the maskrequirement was being modified “in response to considerable rate ofvaccination participation and diminishing daily evidence of diseasetransmission in our community.”

Bernie Bennett in Washington.


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