Big CDC Change: No More Masks In Health Facilities

In major policy departure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly revokes universal masking recommendation in health facilities

  • In a quiet update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repealed its recommendation for universal masking in health care settings where COVID-19 transmission is not high.
  • Published late on Friday afternoon, the new update marks a significant change in the CDC’s prior recommendation for universal masking.
  • According to the update, health care facilities that do not have high transmission can “choose not to require” all doctors, patients, and visitors to wear a mask.
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