New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention permit people who are fully vaccinated to take off their masks outside.

Pennsylvania is easing its mask mandate to allow those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gather without masks or social distancing.

Starting in Feb., the CDC will require masks to be worn by passengers traveling into or within the U.S., including on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. They will also be required at airports and subway stations.

More than 17,000 Pennsylvania healthcare workers have received COVID vaccines. Tens of thousands more will be vaccinated in the coming weeks. But social distancing and mask-wearing are still needed, even if you get a shot.

How do you get people to follow proper COVID-19 safety measures? Psychology says that it often comes down to choosing the right words.


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