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News - May 15, 2021

Masks nonetheless wanted for unvaccinated people

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says people who find themselves totally vaccinated towards COVID-19 can safely go with out masks, each indoors and outdoor, with some exceptions. On the identical time, we’re seeing extra folks attending occasions and gatherings.

Friday Night time Artwork Walks are again in downtown Huntsville, each second Friday of the month from Might to October

“We now have about 50 to 60 distributors at each. Its an enormous occasion and we’re excited that masks are beginning to come off, individuals are getting out extra, that is nonetheless an outside exercise,” says Downtown Huntsville, Inc. communications coordinator, Alyssa Lee.

Solely 36% of Individuals are totally vaccinated, which means we haven’t reached herd immunity. Medical professionals say we aren’t at a spot the place we are able to loosen up masking for all, even at outside occasions.

“We don’t have the chances we have to have. We nonetheless have to train a degree of warning,” says Dr. Landers with the Alabama Division of Public Well being.

Downtown Huntsville, Inc. says for them Artwork Walks symbolize a return to normalcy.

“That is our restoration from COVID. It’s nonetheless exterior you may nonetheless put on your masks if you wish to. It’s an incredible occasion to sort of get your ft moist in recovering from COVID,” says Lee.

The CDC says unvaccinated folks ought to nonetheless put on masks however totally vaccinated people don’t have to. Dr. Karen landers with the Alabama Division of Public Well being says:

“I do assume its excellent news, I additionally assume its an incentive for folks to be vaccinated as a result of we see the efficacy of the vaccine,” says Fr. Landers.

Friday Night time Artwork Walks will proceed each second Friday till October from 5 to eight on the downtown sq..

And there’s going to be a lot extra outside occasions to take pleasure in because the climate will get heat. ADPH says there may be a lot vaccine in Alabama and encourages folks to get their shot to guard themselves and others towards COVID-19 earlier than having fun with even outside actions.

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