Masks are no longer required on the House floor for fully vaccinated individuals, after the Office of the Attending Physician released updated guidelines on Friday.
Fox News is told that the decrease in community transmission and the increase in the rate of vaccination triggered this decision.
The overall rate of vaccination for the Capitol complex is 85%, higher than that of the general public, Fox is told. Members who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask.
Members will also no longer vote in groups, and each vote will only last 20 minutes.
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