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Here’s what Charlie Baker said about the CDC’s new mask guidelines

"We'll have something to say, but we're gonna process this. It's a big decision." Gov. Charlie Baker hinted Wednesday that his administration will have “more to say” about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new face covering guidelines “shortly,” but isn’t making any changes to COVID-19 rules in Massachusetts just yet.
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Do You Need To Wear A Mask Indoors Where You Live? Check This Map

With the delta variant taking off around the U.S., the federal government Tuesday updated its masking guidelines for fully vaccinated people. The new advice is to mask up indoors if you live in a place with "substantial" or "high" coronavirus transmission. (The guidance for people who are unvaccinated remains the same: Always mask up indoors.)
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CDC says some vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday that fully vaccinated Americans in parts of the country with "substantial or high transmission" of COVID-19 should return to wearing masks indoors, citing new data on the highly contagious Delta variant. The CDC also said masks should be required of everyone inside...
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CDC guidance fallout: House, White House bring back mask mandates

Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don't comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus.
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CDC reverses course on indoor masks in parts of US where COVID is surging

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated...
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CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Citing new information about the variant’s ability to spread among...
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Masks Will Return To The U.S. House And White House After The CDC Changes Guidance

Masks are again required for members of the House side of the U.S. Capitol amid a nationwide rise in coronavirus cases. Under the reimplemented mandate, members, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, must wear a "well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask" in House office buildings, during meetings, and while in the House Chamber. Under the order from Dr. Brian Monahan, Congress's attending physician, the new rule doesn't effect members of the Senate.
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Whitmer: No new state mask rule expected despite updated CDC guidance

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday she does not expect the state will issue a mask mandate or any other new COVID-19 pandemic orders any time soon, despite federal health officials issuing new guidance that calls on even some who are fully vaccinated to mask up. "I do not anticipate another...
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Parents, school leaders react to new CDC mask guidelines

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - There are a lot of mixed feelings over the CDC’s newest mask guidance. On Tuesday, July 27, the CDC officially updated its guidance and recommended mask-wearing for everyone in kindergarten through 12-grade schools. The updated CDC guidelines called for indoor masks for teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status, in parts of the US where the coronavirus is surging. Louisiana is one of those parts.
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NYC ‘Assessing’ CDC Mask Recommendations for Restaurants, Other Indoor Spaces

In light of the rapid spread of COVID-19’s delta variant across the country, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that all Americans living in counties with “substantial to high” transmission rates — which currently includes all of NYC — should return to universal masking guidelines, including wearing masks in public indoor settings except when eating or drinking.
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