Frontline and healthcare workers have been busy for a year. They have been testing and treating people who have the COVID-19. And now that vaccines are here, they are busy getting people vaccinated. We are starting to see a little bit of normalcy now that many places have changed their phases of re-opening things. And many wonder if they get a vaccine shot, can they do without the masks? That could be like fighting words, because some people will continue while others like certain states are letting go of the mask mandate. However, the CDC is now saying that people who have been fully vaccinated can basically go on as how their lives were before the pandemic. Since the COVID-19 vaccines are effective, the CDC says you can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask. You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for sever illness from the virus. Also, if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. But even if you have been fully vaccinated, you should still take steps to help protect others such as wearing a mask and keep with the social distance and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces in public. So if you were hesitant of getting the vaccine, does this change your mind now?