The Morning Dispatch: CDC Says the Vaccinated Can Hang Out

Happy Tuesday! Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced yesterday that Wrigley Field will be able to open at 20 percent capacity when the Cubs season starts next month. Chicago-area TMDer meetup one day?

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Centers for Disease Control released new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals on Monday, saying they no longer have to wear masks or socially distance indoors when around other fully vaccinated individuals or those not at high risk for a severe case of COVID-19. The CDC’s standard COVID-19 protocols remain the same for vaccinated individuals while in public.

  • Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri and a member of Senate GOP leadership, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2022, becoming the fifth incumbent Senate Republican to do so.

  • The Biden administration on Monday granted 18 months of temporary protective status to undocumented immigrants from Venezuela currently living in the United States, saying the country was “unable to protect its own citizens.” The move—which follows a similar Trump administration action—would allow as many as 320,000 Venezuelan nationals to receive work permits and be exempt from deportation.

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