NYC Issues Mask Advisory As Cases Surge Once Again

New York City’s CBS affiliate reports:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID is a concern in New York City. All five boroughs have a “high” community level and that’s prompting local health officials to recommend New Yorkers wear masks again.

The city is up to a 15.4 percent positivity rate. But going back to wearing masks might be a tough sell.

Research shows COVID variant BA.5 appears to be more transmissible than earlier strains and much more vaccine-resistant. Mayor Eric Adams said the city ended the color-coded COVID system because it didn’t fit with the city’s strategies, including how it addresses new subvariants.

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