Where do you still need a mask?

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A visitor wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared masks or face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state as local officials across the state say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(ABC4) – On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave fully vaccinated Americans the green light to put away the mask in most settings.

While you may be ready to do away with the face covering, many retailers and restaurants are not relaxing their guidelines.

Here’s where you’ll still need a mask:


  • CVS, who says “We’re currently evaluating its position on masks given this new guidance. Until that evaluation is complete, the existing company policies on face coverings and maintaining social distance in stores and clinics remain in effect for customers, colleagues, and vendors.”
  • Home Depot
  • Kroger (Smith’s Foods parent company): “At this time, The Kroger Family of Companies continues to require everyone in our stores to wear masks.”
  • Macy’s
  • Walgreens

National Parks

In February, the National Park Service announced a federal mask mandate that requires masks to be worn at all U.S. National Parks.

Healthcare Facilities

The CDC guidance keeps mask requirements in place at healthcare facilities like Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health.


The CDC guidance, as with healthcare facilities, still requires mask-wearing in national transportation facilities and on vehicles like buses, airplanes, and TRAX.

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