The governor has yet to make an official announcement.
On Tuesday, the CDC has regulated that even fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places due to the high rise of the Delta variant that has led to more breakthrough cases.
#DeltaVariant surging in U.S. New data show Delta much more contagious than previous versions of #COVID19. Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated & mask until you do. Everyone in areas of substantial/high transmission should wear a mask, even if vaccinated. https://t.co/tt49zOEC8N
— CDC (@CDCgov) July 27, 2021
Some states like Illinois and California have adopted the mandate, with many Los Angeles restaurants requiring masks indoors. While Charlotte is still carrying out vaccinations and is asking people to continue to get their vaccine, the CDC is pushing for masks indoors due to worry of “breakthrough” cases, in which vaccinated people can still catch the Delta strain and spread it to unvaccinated individuals. The good news about the vaccine is that it dramatically lowers the chance of hospitalization or serious illness.
CDC follows the science. New science makes it clear: #DeltaVariant is surging & more infectious. Not vaccinated? Get a vaccine ASAP. In high transmission areas, even if fully vaccinated, mask in public indoors to help prevent spread & protect others. https://t.co/bfOV5VzBpq https://t.co/N38iO9Ierr
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) July 27, 2021
Some are anticipating an announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper on these new mandates by the CDC, and the entertainment, arts & culture, and hospitality industry could be affected in the future.
Getting more North Carolinians vaccinated is our best chance at getting our numbers back in the right direction. That’s why we’re focused on getting as many shots into arms as possible.https://t.co/lxt6D0EsS4
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) July 28, 2021
While Gov. Cooper has not made any announcements regarding whether or not North Carolina will adopt these new policies, we’ll have to wait and see what happens as the weeks progress, and summer moves into fall. For more information on current vaccines in North Carolina, you can check the official website here.
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