Come on businesses, get on board! The latest CDC guidance does away with masks, including indoors, for those who are fully vaccinated.

Yet, local governments and businesses can choose not to follow the guidance. After long months of hearing “follow the science,” those who represent the science have drawn new conclusions (long overdue in my opinion) yet the stores I’ve been to are still requiring masks.

Perhaps they need more time, but I sure encourage them to open up ASAP. Our families and children, our economy, our businesses and our future have paid a hefty price for this pandemic. It’s time to move forward.

(26) comments

TomWheatley

Any thoughts on if/when we can see the inside of a County building like a library?

shiftless88

If idiots who can get vaccinated but choose not to would just do the right thing, we could drop the masks. Do the right thing, people.

bosco

Don't worry about them, shiftless. You'll never convince them at this point. As long as I'm vaccinated, I don't worry about them.

dtwigg

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Dwasserba

The Deep South is resisting vaccination and that encourages variants. Masked faces in a store can be from anywhere and I will enter. Too many unmasked, nope. How many is too many. Depends.

threecents

Laura, Maryland is following the science and CDC guidance. The vaccines are working amazingly well, businesses are opening up, and restrictions are falling away, so enjoy it, but keep in mind that the pandemic is far from over - even in Maryland. 14 Marylanders died of Covid yesterday, and over 500 are hospitalized.

micky

Masks Forever, get use to it !!

marinick1

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Brookhawk

Bear in mind that if a customer or employee comes into a business with the COVID and makes someone sick, that business might very well get sued for NOT having a mask mandate. This COVID thing is not over, as much as we might want it to be. If a business wants me to wear a mask when I come in, I'll wear it.

bosco

Has Home Depot changed their mask mandate yet? I've been shopping at Wally World instead of HD for the hardware items that I need. Nothing says they can't keep the mask mandate for as long as they want, but nothing says I can't choose to shop where members of the Vaccinated Community is welcome sans mask.

public-redux

And my husband appreciates your not clogging up the aisles at HD.

dtwigg

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olefool

https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/8094/108473/COVID-19-in-Frederick-County

olefool

21 people have contracted Covid 19 during the past 24 hours in Frederick County. People, including vaccinated people, are still catching the Covid flu... Wear a mask, it will probably blunt the next surge, sure to come...

sevenstones1000

When vaccines are mandatory, then masks mandates can be prohibited.

PurplePickles aka L&M

You cannot mandate vaccines....did not read the comments from yesterday? I guess not?

Form for Employees Whose Employers Are Requiring Covid-19 Injections

ll over America, employees are facing a very tough decision right now. Although some wish to accept a Covid-19 injection, many do not. The problem is that a growing number of employers are trying to deny employees’ right to choose and their right to bodily integrity by requiring the vaccines as a condition of employment. In the United States and other jurisdictions, that is a violation of the law. It is also a violation of fundamental human and religious rights.

https://www.coreysdigs.com/solutions/form-for-employees-whose-employers-are-requiring-covid-19-injections/

bnick467

Even if you are fully vaccinated, you can still spread the virus to others who aren't. I, for one, wouldn't be able to forgive myself if I inadvertently made someone sick when I could have prevented it by doing something so simple as wearing a mask. I consider wearing a mask the good Christian thing to do.

bosco

Please cite the CDC's evidence that vaccinated people can spread the virus. Not what they think might happen, but actual data from studies.

shiftless88

From the CDC website: "We are still learning how well vaccines prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to others, even if you do not have symptoms. Early data show that vaccines help keep people with no symptoms from spreading COVID-19." So it is not definitive. Therefore until it is understood it is best to assume that people with the virus can transmit it to others.

bosco

In the absence of evidence that people who have been vaccinated can spread the virus, why not just assume that they don't?

knahs25

Wearing a mask hurts no one. Flu season was relatively mild this year due to masks. There are vulnerable people in the population. Don’t be selfish. For me, although I am vaccinated I will be wearing a mask for at least 6 more months due to surgery that has left me immuno compromised.

Hayduke2

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Awteam2021

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threecents

Yah, flu deaths in the US this year have been about 1:100th of the average year. It is believed flu viruses and coronaviruses spread the same way, so imagine how many more Covid deaths (and flu deaths) there would have been if not for the precautions taken. https://www.today.com/health/flu-season-2020-2021-flu-activity-historic-lows-mask-wearing-t207131

threecents

Colds are also way down.

phydeaux994

And Spring allergies.

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