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CDC updates mask guidance in response to surging coronavirus cases

ATLANTA, GA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its masking guidance as new cases of the coronavirus continue to surge nationwide, especially among the unvaccinated.

The CDC now says that fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks in indoor public settings where there is substantial or high transmission of the coronavirus.  The agency says COVID-19 vaccination remains the most effective means to achieve control of the pandemic. In the United States, COVID-19 cases and deaths have markedly declined since their peak in early January 2021, due in part to increased vaccination coverage.