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COVID-19 update: Updated mask guidance from the CDC

July 29, 2021

On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on mask usage due to COVID-19. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possible spread, the CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public in communities with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19.

Areas of substantial transmission are defined as 50 or higher total new cases per 100,000 persons over a seven-day period and a test positivity rate greater than 8%. Areas of high transmission exceed one or both of these metrics.

Garfield County Public Health reminds everyone that getting vaccinated continues to be the best way to combat COVID-19. The vaccine prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities. Vaccination opportunities are available on the Garfield County COVID-19 vaccination page.

Garfield County Public Health recommends checking real time data on the Garfield County COVID-19 cases page.

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