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What do the new CDC mask guidelines really mean?

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A: The take-home message is that mitigation works. What we have learned from four influenza pandemics, HIV, and SARS pandemics in the last 100 years is that taking steps to protect ourselves and others works. The CDC guidelines released earlier suggest that vaccinated people in virus hotspots across the country should wear masks indoors. This

NEW CDC MASK GUIDANCE

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In recognition of the rising threat posed by the Delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today revised their guidance regarding mask use for vaccinated people. ➡️ Highlights of the new recommendations: 💥 Vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial

Confused about when to mask up?

Masks Staying Safe

Confused about when to #MaskUp these days? We like this infographic from NPR‘s Goats & Soda highlighting several situations when you might want to continue mask-wearing if vaccinated, including…IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT! h/t Impact. Link to Goats and Soda Article Credit: Malaka Gharib/NPR Link to Original FB Post

¿Cómo ayuda la mascarilla?

Masks Posts en Español

P: Las partículas de coronavirus son tan pequeñas. ¿Cómo ayuda mi mascarilla? R: Presentamos aquí la versión “Mantenlo simple, científico” del tamaño de partícula relativo, ya que el tamaño en este contexto sí importa. Muchas infecciones como COVID-19, la gripe común y la influenza se propagan de persona a persona por gotas respiratorias, por lo

CDC Mask Recommendation Update 5/14/21

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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