CDC eases mask guidelines in nursing homes and hospitals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dropping its universal masking recommendation for nursing homes and hospitals unless they're in areas with high levels of COVID-19 transmission.
The CDC says it's making these updates to reflect the high levels of immunity from vaccines or having already contracted COVID, plus the availability of virus treatments.
Masks are still recommended during an outbreak among patients or when caring for immunocompromised patients.
More information on updated guidance can be found on the CDC website.