Head of CDC stands by agency's mask guidelines as hospitalization rates nationwide remain high

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is standing by the agency's mask guidelines, despite the positive trends and a growing number of states ending their mask mandates.

News 12 Staff

Feb 9, 2022, 11:22 AM

Updated 859 days ago

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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is standing by the agency's mask guidelines, despite the positive trends and a growing number of states ending their mask mandates.
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky emphasized Tuesday that now is not the time to change the recommendations or loosen restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19.
The CDC still recommends all schools encourage their students to wear well-fitting masks consistently while indoors.
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Hospitalizations nationwide are still higher than they were at the peak of the delta variant.


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