The day many have been waiting for – a widespread easing of COVID-19 restrictions – has finally arrived, with an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowing fully vaccinated Americans to stop wearing masks outside in crowds and in most indoor environments. President Joe Biden called Thursday a “great day for America.”
In Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee followed suit by easing guidelines: the state will lift its broad COVID-19 economic restrictions by June 30, or sooner if 70% or more of the state’s residents over 16-year-olds have had at least their first injection. before this date.
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