CDC Eases Indoor Mask Guidance For Parts Of Country

CBS News reports:

Americans in parts of the country deemed to have “low” levels of the disease — currently about 29.5% of the population — no longer need to wear masks indoors, according to the CDC’s new framework.

Residents of counties at “medium” risk — around 42.2% of the country’s population – should wear masks if they are at heightened risk of severe disease, like those who have compromised immune systems. People in counties at a “high” level — around 28.2% of Americans — should still wear a mask indoors.

Many parts of the country had already moved to ease their mask rules ahead of the CDC’s new guidance, from lifting statewide mandates to rolling back rules in schools, based on similar assessments of the disease’s danger.

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