The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people can now stop wearing masks and maintain a social distance.

The CDC’s previous guidelines pushed for mask-wearing for those vaccinated, so the latest announcement marks a big reversal.

Many have criticized the CDC for being too strict with previous guidelines, and some now see the new change in guidelines as too far in the wrong direction, but public health officials say data supports the decision.

Keep in mind that many states have their own laws around mask use, and employers can also still make mask usage mandatory as part of their obligation to maintain a safe workplace. It’s still unclear as to how these new guidelines affect schools.

Stay healthy, and we’re looking forward to taking you to your next destination, safely!