Jun 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Masks no longer required on House floor for fully vaccinated

Picture of Nancy Pelosi smiling while taking off her mask

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Lawmakers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear masks on the House floor, the Office of the Attending Physician, Brian Monahan, announced Friday, CNN reports.

Driving the news: A senior Democratic aide told CNN that the rule was changed due to the decrease in transmission and the increase in vaccination rates among lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill, which has reached 85%.

What they're saying: "The guideline document reflects that fully vaccinated individuals may discontinue mask wear and 6-foot social distance separations in most situations consistent with the CDC revision regarding fully vaccinated individuals of May 13, 2021," the new guidance says, per CNN.

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