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Pelosi Says Masks to Stay on House Floor Despite CDC Guidance

  • Vaccination status of members not known, her spokesman says
  • Republican demands lifting of other virus-related provisions
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WATCH: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance says fully vaccinated people can now ditch their masks as a turning point in the U.S. fight against covid.(Source: Bloomberg)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said masks will still be required for members of Congress and staff on the House floor despite new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that face coverings aren’t needed for those who are fully vaccinated.

Pelosi issued the mandate last year after many Republicans refused to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC announcement prompted some House Republicans to call on Pelosi and the Office of the Attending Physician to lift the mask rule.