Dr. Walensky warns against planning to gather in public indoor settings over Labor Day to wear a mask no matter what your vaccination status.
The White House COVID-19 Response Team offered safety tips on how to safely celebrate Labor Day. The director also said more businesses should add vaccine requirements for their employees.
“Masks are not forever, but they are for now,” Walensky said, adding that wearing a face mask is the easiest way for anyone to help slow the spread of coronavirus infections.”
The CDC director also said upon the the agency’s recommendations, “critically important” for students, teachers, staff, and visitors to wear face masks in schools.
On Monday, the European Union recommended 27 countries reinstate restrictions on travel for tourists from the U.S. due to rising coronavirus infections, and member countries will keep the option of allowing fully vaccinated U.S. travelers in.
The EU and the U.S. are having rising infection rates for the most contagious Delta Variant this summer.
President Biden and Vice President Harris have a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19.
Ensure all Americans have access to regular, reliable, and free testing.
Double the number of drive-through testing sites.
Invest in next-generation testing, including at home tests and instant tests, so we can scale up our testing capacity by orders of magnitude.
Stand up a Pandemic Testing Board like Roosevelt’s War Production Board. It’s how we produced tanks, planes, uniforms, and supplies in record time, and it’s how we will produce and distribute tens of millions of tests.
Establish a U.S. Public Health Jobs Corps to mobilize at least 100,000 Americans across the country with support from trusted local organizations in communities most at risk to perform culturally competent approaches to contact tracing and protecting at-risk populations. Source Whitehouse.gov.