Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made an announcement that the guidelines for wearing masks in the COVID-19 pandemic was changing. Instead of the guidance which we have grown accustomed to over the past year, which dictated that masks were to be worn at nearly any time when we were around people not a part of our household, the CDC is now saying that vaccinated individuals don’t have to wear the mask in nearly any instance. In fact, aside from a few exceptions, vaccinated individuals can essentially not wear masks at all now.
Thus, as we follow CDC guidelines here at Carroll County Housing Authority (CCHA) we will no longer require masks be worn upon entry into our Mest Manor building. In addition, we have brought back our monthly Bingo game, as well as, our weekly Saturday tenant luncheons at Mest Manor.
Although we are loosening the reins to transition to a new and improved normal, CCHA continues to encourage social distancing, and will provide hand sanitizer throughout our Mest Manor building, and Maple Lane Community Room.
Really, for the next few weeks and months, it’s going to be a matter of common sense and common courtesy when deciding whether to wear a mask when you are using the common areas at Mest Manor & Maple Lane (community rooms, laundry rooms, dining room, etc.)
If you are not vaccinated, then you should be wearing your mask. It’s that simple. If you are vaccinated, however, feel free to go without the mask (your own personal discretion.)
Again, it will require for just a bit longer, that we all pay attention to the concerns of those around us. We’re nearing the end of this. Let’s continue to do the right things so that we come out of this better than we went in.