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Mask rollback at Clark County businesses slowly unwinds

By Anthony Macuk, Columbian business reporter
Published: May 19, 2021, 6:06am
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Main Street Marijuana cashier Josh Cecil, left, who is fully vaccinated, helps Tom Nicholson of Vancouver as he checks out in Uptown Village Tuesday morning. A number of signs are posted in the store informing customers that the staff are vaccinated and that masks are no longer required for vaccinated customers.
Main Street Marijuana cashier Josh Cecil, left, who is fully vaccinated, helps Tom Nicholson of Vancouver as he checks out in Uptown Village Tuesday morning. A number of signs are posted in the store informing customers that the staff are vaccinated and that masks are no longer required for vaccinated customers. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took businesses and municipal governments by surprise last week when it announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face masks except in sensitive locations such as hospitals.

The guidance marked a significant turning point in the effort to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and several states quickly updated their own rules to match.

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