The United States largely relaxes its recommendations on wearing masks

Therefore masks will no longer be recommended indoors for most residents of the country, including many schools.

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US health officials on Friday, February 25, eased their recommendations on wearing a mask against COVID-19, which will no longer be recommended indoors for most of the country’s residents, including many schools.

“We are now in a better place as a nation, and have more tools to protect ourselves from COVID-19”Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), one of the nation’s leading health agencies, said in a news conference.

The CDC has so far used the number of new cases reported in each county to determine the level of COVID-19 at the local level. According to this measure, 95% of the country’s people recorded a high level of transmission of the virus, where the recommendation for everyone to wear masks indoors was implemented.

But the CDC has now decided to include hospital occupancy rates as well as the number of new daily hospitalizations in its measurement.

As a result, more than 60% of the counties that belong to the U.S. represent 70% of the population, now . record an appropriate level of “Less” or of “medium”, and therefore can drop the mask. only counties with a “High” COVID-19 levels are still subject to the recommendation to wear masks indoors.

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