Washington showing signs of normalcy after year of restrictions
Added 05-15-21 06:58:07am EST - “The nation's capital is inching back toward normalcy after more than a year of stringent coronavirus restrictions, with signs of pre-pandemic habits starting to pop up as more Americans get vaccinated.” - Thehill.com
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The nation’s capital is inching back toward normalcy after more than a year of stringent coronavirus restrictions, with signs of pre-pandemic habits starting to pop up as more Americans get vaccinated.
Many reporters, top officials and staffers at the White House went without masks on Thursday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said vaccinated individuals were safe to shed face coverings in most indoor and outdoor settings.
Lawmakers, congressional aides and other staffers on Capitol Hill who have been fully vaccinated are now allowed to go maskless in House office buildings and other spaces around the Capitol, though a mask mandate for the House floor will remain in place for now, according to a memo sent by the U.S. Capitol physician on Thursday.
Still, the overall loosening of restrictions are signs that the pandemic is starting to move into the rearview mirror.
Currently, 55 percent of Americans over the age of 12 have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine.
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