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May 17, 2021

WHCA to press corps: Mask requirements lifted at White House for fully vaccinated

Dear colleagues,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance on mask wearing for fully vaccinated individuals, citing the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. We can all agree that is an important step closer to returning to normal after 15 months of disruption.

Effective immediately, pursuant to the new CDC guidance, mask-wearing requirements are lifted at the White House complex for those who are 14 days after their last required dose of one of the COVID-19 shots.

The WHCA is working in earnest with the White House on a range of other changes to safely bring things closer to ‘normal’ for journalists on the complex. We anticipate being able to outline additional significant adjustments in the coming days. In the interim, all other current guidance remains in place.

Sincerely,

The WHCA Board

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