Vaccinated people would not be required to wear a mask in the White House anymore, according to a White House email sent to the staff, Fox News informed.
The new rules arrive just as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) revealed the new recommendations that people who got both doses of the vaccine are no longer required to put on a mask in most settings.
The White House took to Twitter to inform people that precautions are still needed and that whether people choose to get vaccinated or wear a mask, they need to protect themselves until the end of the pandemic.
Reporters who are vaccinated are also covered by the new rules and do not need to wear masks, White House officials state.
However, wearing a mask in very crowded place is still advisable even for the fully vaccinated individuals. Those places cover hospitals, public transportation, homeless shelters and prisons.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky said that this is a very important moment that everybody longed for.
However, mask measures are still in force in 25 states it is not known when they will be abolished.
The White House and CDC were faced with pressure to encourage people to get vaccinated, claiming that they will no longer have to wear mask. About 60 percent of US citizens already received at least the first dose.