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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds removed the state mask mandate months ago, but the CDC's latest guidelines are encouraging cities, events and more to reconsider their rules.

Hollie Schlesselman, Local 5 News

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Fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear a face mask or practice social distance in certain situations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was adamant about not issuing a mask mandate up until the state reached more than 1,500 hospitalizations from the virus in November 2020.

The state's mandate lasted from Nov. 17, 2020, through Feb. 7, 2021

However, many government entities, businesses, events and more retained their own mask-wearing policies following the governor's easing of restrictions. 

After the CDC's announcement this week, many are now loosening their rules. 

Remember: a person isn't considered fully vaccinated immediately after their final dose. The CDC says a person is considered "fully protected" from COVID-19 two weeks after their final dose.