CDC expected to release new guidance soon; specifically on use of masks outdoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to release new guidance in the coming week, specifically on the use of masks outdoors.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2021, 9:41 AM

Updated 1,129 days ago

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to release new guidance in the coming week, specifically on the use of masks outdoors, now that more people are vaccinated.
Experts say there is very little possibility of transmission when you're outside, but the CDC recommends wearing a mask when you aren't alone or with people you live with.
When it comes to masking up outdoors, people that spoke with News 12 are split.
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“To me, it makes common sense,” says Dale Fior, of Hoboken. “If you've done and taken all the precautions, there's a time you should feel more relaxed about it.”
"I think it's still important to keep a peace of mind for others as well,” says Elizabeth Banas, of Hoboken. “Being really aware of other people thoughts and feelings."
Gov. Phil Murphy says he isn't ready to change the mask mandate in New Jersey yet, but hopes we get there soon.  


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