Fox News carried the national announcement from the Centers for Disease Control (SDC) about new mask guidelines. "The CDC now officially says that those who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors, and no longer need to physical distance while in large and small gatherings."

Wait?  What?  Wasn't it just 45 days ago the new head of the CDC was practically in tears about the future of the pandemic. Why yes, and here it is, as sourced as being from the White House.

"CDC director gives emotional warning of 'impending doom'

After announcing that the United States has surpassed 30 million cases of Covid-19, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she had a feeling of "impending doom" about the pandemic.

May all Impending dooms be that short lived.

Still, Walensky's latest pronouncement included a fair share of caution including this, " immunocompromised individuals should consult a physician before giving up masks, and (she) warned that if the country’s case counts go back up the guidance could change. Fully vaccinated individuals are still advised to wear masks while in crowded indoor settings such as while on public transportation and in hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters."

Governor Jay Inslee was quick to react to the CDC's new guidelines and he loosened Washington's mask mandate requirements.  That and the June 30th date for full reopening was good news for Yakima County Commissioners.

Commissioner LaDon Linde appeared as a guest on KIT's Morning News radio show where he explained his no vote on dropping the county's mask mandate at the Yakima County Health Board meeting .