CDC Recommends Universal Masking Anytime Outside Home

Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) an article detailing the high levels of COVID-19 transmission in the U.S. As a result of the sustained high levels of spread, the CDC recommends universal face covering anytime an individual is outside of their household. The CDC additionally recommends physical distancing and limiting contact and avoiding nonessential indoor spaces and crowded outdoor settings. Other non-pharmaceutical interventions recommended by the CDC include prompt case investigation and contact tracing and expanded testing, diagnosis, and isolation efforts.

The full MMWR article is available here.