The Harris Poll surveyed 2,066 American adults, and found that the majority think workers — including fully vaccinated workers — should still be wearing masks at work.
The Centers for Disease Control announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need masks except in healthcare environments. Evidence collected in 2021 shows that fully vaccinated people are unlikely either to catch or to spread COVID-19. Unvaccinated people are still at risk, and the CDC says to follow local guidance and the rules of businesses you visit.
Then why wear masks?
The World Health Organization is recommending that fully vaccinated people play it safe and continue to wear masks and use social distancing, since new variants may be more contagious. Until there is more data about variants like the Delta strain, they want to see everyone continue with the COVID-19 protocols.
There are also concerns about unvaccinated people. While the same Harris Poll found that the majority of Americans think employers have a right to ask workers if they have been vaccinated, most are not doing so. Unmasked, unvaccinated workers could lead to a COVID-19 breakout in a factory or other workplace.
President Biden wanted to see 70% of American adults vaccinated by July 4th, with the object of reaching herd immunity and freedom from the virus on that symbolic date. It doesn’t look like that will happen.
However, it appears that general lack of confidence and nervousness are the drivers of the desire to see masks at work. Many Americans have said that they aren’t ready to go back to work because they are still worried about catching COVID-19 in workplaces. These workers will feel more at ease if their workplaces continue to require masks.
Many employers are still uncertain and there is little official guidance. Many are taking a wait-and-see position.
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