The Maquoketa River in Manchester is a popular running spot for one worker at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. But in a few weeks, Ryan Miller will measure his run with two other rivers: running from one end of Iowa to the other.
The recommendation comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control both endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use in those ages 12 through 15.
The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but will help clear the way for reopening workplaces, schools, and other venues — even removing the need for masks or social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated.
The president said he expects the pipeline to resume normal operations by next week and stressed the importance of improving the durability of U.S. infrastructure as part of his $2.3 trillion jobs plan.