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The Interior Department’s current policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by Interior to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly. CDC guidance for vaccinated people recommends that when outdoors, people should wear a mask if they find themselves in crowded situations where physical distancing cannot be maintained regardless of their vaccination status, which can certainly occur in certain areas of public lands. There will continue to be Interior managed areas where visitors may be required to wear a mask, such as inside buildings and in crowded venues. We will continue to ask visitors to follow CDC guidance to recreate responsibly.
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