CDC Expected To Reverse Indoor Mask Guidelines


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Officials with the CDC are expected to update mask guidelines as new COVID-19 cases around the country rise. 

According to reports, an official announcement from the CDC is expected to come down Tuesday afternoon (July 27) and will include the recommendation that people –– even those who are vaccinated –– should wear masks indoors, especially in parts of the US where new cases are surging. 

An official with the agency spoke to The Associated Press anonymously and comes after Los Angeles and St. Louis brought back their indoor mask mandate following a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

CNN reported that the new guidance will also recommend anyone in a K-12 school wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. 

The CDC is set to recommend indoor mask mandates for areas of the country, particularly in states across The South, where cases have risen sharply following the Fourth of July holiday weekend. 

This latest move by the CDC comes just two months after the agency revised its guidelines to allow vaccinated people to go maskless indoors.

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