New CDC guidelines ask vaccinated people to wear mask indoors

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Misbah Ali

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently urged the vaccinated people to wear masks indoors in areas with significant or high spread of COVID-19.

The CDC has issued guidelines that highlighted the need for children to wear masks in schools. The recommendations came across as important guidelines to address the expected surge of new COVID cases due to delta variant.

It said that with the resumption of outdoor activities as more people are getting inoculated, it becomes crucial to ensure precautionary measures to avoid unprecedented consequences.

Reportedly, CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky said, “This pandemic continues to pose a serious threat to the health of all Americans. Today, we have new science related to the delta variant that requires us to update the guidance regarding what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.”

“In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the delta variant, and protect others. This includes schools,” she added.

CDC’s updated guidelines say that importance must be paid to curb and manage the spread of the Delta variant.

“Vaccinated people must wear masks indoors where the susceptibility of virus transmission is high. For schools commencing in the fall, students, teachers, visitors, and staff must wear masks regardless of their vaccination status,” the guidelines added.


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