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CDC Mask Recommendation Update 5/14/21


Q: What should I know about the new CDC recommendations allowing fully vaccinated people to lose the mask in most settings? A: The new CDC recommendations apply to fully vaccinated people only. This individual level policy change has complicated implications for population health. Like much of the last 15 months, nothing is written in stone.

Do I still have to wear a mask outside?

Infection and Spread Masks

A: It depends. Remember that outside is much safer, but it’s not magic! ☀️ We’re all anxious to get outdoors as the weather improves. Shedding our masks along with our long pants is SO tempting. Because SARS-CoV-2 is most often spread through “swapping air” with others, ventilation is a key factor in transmission. 💨Outdoor air

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