Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “What You Need to Know About the CDC’s New Mask Guidance” – below is their description.
It’s not just Arkansas and Louisiana, where the delta variant has been raging, that are affected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new recommendation for vaccinated people to mask indoors in some parts of the country. Most major U.S. urban areas also fall under the scope of the advisory.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told Americans Tuesday to consult the agency’s county-level map of transmission rates to determine whether they need to be masking indoors if they have already been inoculated against Covid-19. In locations with “high” or “substantial” transmission rates, it’s best if people mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, she said.
Those counties include all five of New York City’s boroughs, plus the counties that encompass Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Boston and Phoenix. The entire states of Arkansas, Florida and Louisiana are covered, along with most of Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama. Los Angeles County, the nation’s largest, this month already reinstated masking in indoor settings.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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