UNMC to hand out ID badge stickers to fully vaccinated faculty, students and staff

OMAHA, Neb. -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center will start distributing ID badge stickers to fully vaccinated students, faculty and staff within the next three weeks.

In an announcement emailed to employees and students this week, UNMC cited concerns from patients as a reason for the decision.

Individuals who choose to not be vaccinated or wear a sticker are expected to follow PPE guidelines which may include wearing a mask at all times at some locations.

Meanwhile, the nation's top health agency is expected to reverse course on its masking guidelines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

An official announcement is expected later on Tuesday.

For much of the pandemic, the CDC advised Americans to wear masks if they were within six feet of one another.