I have to admit, I seldom wear a mask outdoors except when I am at the nursery. I’m not close to other people when I am walking my dog. Of course, walking the streets of San Antonio is different than walking the side walks of New York. Most of what the current guidelines advise is common sense. If you are close to other people whose vaccine status you don’t know whether indoors or out, you should be masked. The risk of getting Covid 19 when outdoors is low.
Here i a summary from Physicians First Watch followed by the CDC guidelines.
April 27, 2021
CDC Updates Guidance on Mask Use Outdoors
By Kelly Young
The CDC now says that fully vaccinated people can safely participate in small-to-medium social gatherings outdoors without a mask.
This includes eating outdoors at a restaurant with friends and attending small gatherings outdoors with vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Masks should still be worn outdoors for large, crowded activities like sporting events, concerts, or parades.
For people who aren’t vaccinated, the only safe, unmasked outdoor activities are gathering outdoors with fully vaccinated friends and exercising with members of their own household. Masks are still recommended in other circumstances.
All people should continue to wear masks indoors, the CDC emphasizes.
The agency made the changes as the number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is falling and over half of adults have received at least one dose of vaccine.