Even though she’s fully vaccinated, Carter still wears her mask wherever she goes. Advertisement“A huge reason that I still wear my mask is to honor and respect Anna,” Carter said. Upon hearing the news that children aged 12 to 15 could be vaccinated, Carter reflected on how Anna would have been eligible soon. Social distancing and mask wearing became cultural and social signifiers: I believe in the virus and I'm taking it seriously. “If you’re anxious about discontinuing mask wearing, then a gradual approach will be easier rather than doing it cold turkey,” he said.