As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, Irving families are still feeling the effects of the pandemic. As of April 27, 2021, Irving has had 24,613 individuals test positive for COVID-19. 233 Irving residents have died.
Dallas County reports that 378,432 have been vaccinated.
President Biden today echoed new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that fully vaccinated Americans can now go without masks when outside in many cases.
"Starting today, if you're fully vaccinated, and you're outdoors ... and not in a big crowd, you no longer need to wear a mask," Biden said
"The bottom line is clear," he said. "If you're vaccinated you can do more things, more safely, both outdoors as well as indoors."
"The CDC is able to make this announcement because our scientists are convinced by the data that the odds of getting or giving the virus to others is very, very low," Biden said. "If you're both and fully vaccinated and out in the open air."
The issue with this announcement is that there is no way to identify who has been vaccinated. Go to a store in Irving and you will see many without a mask, but are they safe and are your loved ones safe? The only way to feel safe is to be vaccinated so we encourage you to register with Dallas County if you haven't done already.