curious as to what others are seeing and doing.
So is this what happened to the forums? I miss the old days.
I won't fly with someone in my airplane unless they wear a mask and have been fully vaccinated. My wife is the exception and both of us have been fully vaccinated and gotten boosters. When I do Instrument Proficiency Checks with a CFII, I ask about this up front when scheduling the flight. The CFII that I normally use is someone who is fully vaccinated and wears a mask. The reason that I insist upon masks even if the person is vaccinated is that there's evidence that even vaccinated people can spread the virus, although for a shorter time than the unvaccinated. There's a lot of information and misinformation out there (especially the Internet) on this subject so I just stick with CDC guidelines. I know a lot of people who have gotten COVID-19. For some of them it's been no worse than a cold. Others had some serious problems. I'm over 70, have a 4 year old grandson who isn't vaccinated, and I'm not a gambler.
I won't fly with someone in my airplane unless they wear a mask and have been fully vaccinated.
Good for you. If your instructor isn't vaccinated and boosted, find another instructor.