CDC Says One-Third of Americans Should Be Wearing Masks

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Published on May 20, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

CDC Says One-Third of Americans Should Be Wearing Masks

CDC Says One-Third of Americans , Should Be Wearing Masks.

CNN reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging local officials to encourage their constituents to mask up.

Currently, over 32% of Americans live in regions experiencing medium to high COVID-19 community levels.

Per CDC data, 9% of Americans live in areas with high COVID-19 community levels.

23% of citizens are currently living in areas with a medium amount of coronavirus transmission.

We urge local leaders to encourage the use of prevention strategies like masking in public indoor settings and increasing access to testing and to treatment.

, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, via CNN.

In areas where community levels are high, everyone should be using prevention measures and wearing a mask in public indoor settings.

, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, via CNN.

As of May 18, nearly 4.25% of counties in the United States have soaring COVID-19 community levels.

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As weโ€™re currently seeing a steady rise of cases in parts of the country... , Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, via CNN.

... we encourage everyone to use the menu of tools we have today to prevent further infection and severe disease, , Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, via CNN.

... including wearing a mask, getting tested, accessing treatments early if infected and getting vaccinated or boosted, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, via CNN


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