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ㅇ Muriel Bowser 워싱턴DC 시장은 오는 7.31(토) 오전 5시부터 백신접종 여부와 관계없이 2세 이상의 모든 사람에 대해 실내 마스크 착용을 의무화한다고 발표했습니다.
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This guidance presents recommendations that the general public should follow for wearing face
masks (or cloth face coverings) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it also provides the
rules that must be followed for masking indoors, even for fully vaccinated persons. This update is
based on CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) mask guidance updates
published on 7/27/21.
The Delta variant currently poses a serious concern. It is much more contagious than the original
strain of the COVID-19 virus and is spreading rapidly in the United States. The latest research
shows that even fully vaccinated people can spread the Delta variant to others. The threat of the
Delta variant makes it even more important for us all to do our part by following mask
recommendations and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
Masks are a powerful tool for preventing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Masks act
as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and to other people
when the person wearing the mask talks, coughs, sneezes, or raises their voice. This is called
source control. Wearing masks is important to prevent asymptomatic spread of the virus that causes
• Masks protect the wearer and protect other people. Choosing not to wear a mask puts
your own health as well as the health of others at risk (such as people who are
immunocompromised and may not be fully protected from the vaccine, and people
who are not yet eligible to get the vaccine like children under the age of 12).
• To be effective, masks must be worn correctly. Masks ideally should be 2-3 layers
of tightly woven fabric, cover the nose and mouth, and fit snugly against the sides of
• A mask is not a substitute for physical distancing.
• Mask wearing is especially important for people who are not fully vaccinated1 or
• People who are immunocompromised may not be fully protected even if they are fully
vaccinated. Because of this, immunocompromised people should follow the same masking
recommendations as for unvaccinated people (see page 2).
• Take your shot! Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine at coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccine.
Everyone (including fully vaccinated people) must wear masks:
• UPDATE: in indoor public settings
o This includes any business or establishment open to members of the public (including
but not limited to: grocery stores, restaurants and bars (when not eating or drinking),
places of worship, gyms, office buildings, libraries, indoor entertainment venues, and common areas of apartment or condominium complexes).
o In special settings such as: school, childcare, healthcare, correctional, and homeless
o When on public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States (on an
airplane, train, bus, taxi, ride-share vehicle, or at a transportation hub such as an
airport or train station).
o Note: It is not necessary for fully vaccinated people to wear masks in outdoor areas of
a transportation conveyance (such as the open deck of a ferry, or the open-air upper
deck of a double-decker bus.)
• When required to per workplace or establishment policies
• A mask is not required during the following activities/situations when a person is:
o indoor gatherings at private residences
o actively eating or drinking
o actively playing or training for indoor sports in a collegiate or professional sports setting
o in the water at a swimming pool or aquatic facility
o alone in an enclosed office that no one else is permitted to enter
o giving a speech for broadcast or an audience, provided no one is within six feet of the
o speaking to or translating for a Deaf or hard of hearing person
o required to use equipment for a job that precludes the wearing of a mask and the
person is wearing or using that equipment, or when wearing a mask would endanger
o lawfully asked to remove their mask for facial recognition purposes