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StoryGraph Biggest Story 2021-05-15 -- to wear masks (5), mask mandates (5), fully vaccinated people (5), centers for disease control and prevention (4), wear face coverings in (3)

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to wear masks (5), mask mandates (5), fully vaccinated people (5), centers for disease control and prevention (4), wear face coverings in (3)

What made CDC decide to say fully vaccinated people don't need masks?

A fresh batch of data from a big study of healthcare workers across the country helped prompt the CDC to say fully vaccinated people can go without masks in most circumstances, the agency said Friday.

Report: Target, Starbucks, Other Retailers Will Still Require Masks

Some of the country's largest retailers will still require masks inside stores despite the CDC's decision to loosen mask wearing for fully vaccinated individuals. 

Walmart to End Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Customers, Employees

Walmart will no longer require its customers and employees to wear masks inside stores as long as they are fully vaccinated.

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Walmart, Trader Joe's and Costco say vaccinated customers don't have to wear masks in stores

Shoppers who are vaccinated against Covid-19 can shop without masks in some Walmart, Sam's Club and Costco locations as well as at Trader Joe's, the companies said in separate announcements Friday.

Which states are still requiring masks after the CDC's updated guidance?

At least four states and a string of cautious local leaders won't change their mask mandates following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance.

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