PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CTUIR COVID-19 INCIDENT COMMAND TEAM.
On May 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated (“fully vaccinated” meaning two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Modern vaccines or the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine). This new guidance from the CDC states that fully vaccinated individuals are able to resume normal activities without the use of a mask. However, the CDC guidance clearly states that it does not override “federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”
Because of the recent surge in cases affecting our tribal families, the CTUIR intends to remain extremely cautious over the next few weeks before considering whether to ease mask requirements.