- June 10, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
If you’re fully vaccinated, there’s no longer a requirement to wear a mask in most places you go in Arlington.
There are exceptions — notably at the airport, in schools, and in healthcare settings — but most businesses are now following CDC guidelines and allowing the fully vaccinated to go mask-less.
There was, of course, a time in the pandemic when masks were very necessary to slow the spread of the disease and save lives.
Most masks worn by members of the general public are of the cloth or disposable surgical variety, which are moderately effective at preventing transmission, mostly by the wearer. That made masks an important public health tool during a pandemic caused by an airborne virus that can be highly contagious before an infected person shows symptoms.
Cloth and surgical masks are not as effective at filtering inhaled particles — and thus preventing the wearer from becoming infected — as the N95 masks used by healthcare…