Florida surgeon general: Fully vaccinated don’t need to wear masks, avoid gatherings

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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The Florida Department of Health announced a state surgeon general public health advisory Thursday that made changes to earlier guidance on COVID-19 safety practices and vaccine eligibility in the state of Florida.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees issued an advisory that said, in part, “fully vaccinated individuals should no longer be advised to wear face coverings or avoid social and recreational gatherings except in limited circumstances.”

The public health advisory ultimately directs those administering COVID-19 vaccines to expand “vaccine eligibility to include non-Florida residents providing goods & services” in the State of Florida.

This rescinds a previous advisory stating that you must be a resident of the state.

The advisory also encourages government operations and services to resume in person.

To read the entire Public Health Advisory, you can follow this link.

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