Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Where You Should Still Wear A Mask

Last week the CDC updated its Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. This guidance includes the recommendation for "fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission."

You can use the CDC's own COVID-19 Integrated County View interactive map to find out if your county is currently one of these areas of 'substantial' or 'high' transmission. On the map counties are colored to show the level of community transmission. Counties colored red are areas of high transmission, meaning that the number of new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days was over 100. The orange colored counties are areas of substantial transmission meaning that there were between 50 to 99 new cases per 100,000 people.

If you live in a county colored red or orange then you should still wear a mask in public indoor settings. Of course, to be safe, you could wear your mask in indoor public spaces whatever your county's current community transmission rate.

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