Something else that is important to understand, is that private businesses are entitled to make their own choices about how they want to handle mask requirements and occupancy limits. Businesses may continue to ask all customers to wear masks, they may also ask that if a customer is not wearing a mask that they provide proof that they are fully vaccinated. Customers do have a choice about whether or not they want to share this information but the business also has the choice to deny entry to anyone refusing to wear a mask and show proof of their vaccine status.
If you can, try to have patience as your local businesses are attempting to figure things out in the upcoming weeks.
How am I handling these changes?
My policy is to follow the science, guidance, and recommendations of the CDC. According to the current information on the CDC website, fully vaccinated people can now “resume activities without wearing masks or social distancing.” Information is changing all the time as we continue to learn more, but currently they believe that fully vaccinated people are unlikely to have asymptomatic infection or transmit COVID to others.
With this new information, I’m happy to once again offer the choice to start seeing clients in my office without face coverings. I strongly recommend that any clients that are not vaccinated continue to wear masks to their appointments but I will not be asking for proof of your vaccination status.