In another indication of things improving in San Antonio and the US overall, the City of San Antonio has updated the mask mandate and made masks and social distancing optional for those fully vaccinated against COVID 19 starting on Monday, May 17, 2021.
Fully vaccinated people are those who have waited two weeks after receiving their second Pfizer or Moderna dose, or two weeks after receiving their single Johnson & Johnson dose. Temperature checks at City facility gates will be phased off; it is indicated that symptomatic people should not enter city facilities.
San Antonio City Managers On The Mask Mandate Decision
“I remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of our City staff and our customers,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. “It’s easier than ever to receive a no-cost COVID-19 vaccine. Being able to return to normal activities is just one more incentive to getting vaccinated. Do it for you. Do it for our frontline workers. Do it for San Antonio.”
COVID-19 indicators have been steadily improving over the last few months, and are now at the lowest risk level (“Safe”) for coronavirus transmission. “We know the COVID-19 vaccine is incredibly effective,” said Assistant City Manager Dr. Colleen Bridger. “There are nearly one million residents in Bexar County vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and with the prevalence of the virus low it makes sense to make this change now.
All City agencies will resume normal operations at full capacity on Monday, June 14 with signage stating that unvaccinated persons must wear masks and that those who are sick should stay or go home.
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CDC Announced New Guidelines Recently
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced new guidelines for mask usage and social distancing for those fully vaccinated against COVID 19. The updated guidelines The CDC’s guidelines now say that fully vaccinated people can resume normal activities without wearing a mask or maintaining six feet of physical distance from others, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including those set by local businesses and workplaces. It is, however, recommended that children who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask.
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