by Brianna Lyman
President Joe Biden issued an ultimatum to Americans Thursday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased restrictions for vaccinated Americans.
“The rule is now simple,” the president tweeted. “Get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do.”
[…] “The choice is yours.”
The CDC updated its guidance Thursday, allowing vaccinated Americans to forgo masks both outdoors and in most indoor situations. The guidance still encourages Americans to wear a mask in crowded areas but otherwise says it is safe for vaccinated people to go mask-less in crowds outdoors.
Following CDC guidance, the White House lifted its mask mandate for all staff, media and guests that are fully vaccinated.