New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says Americans can safely remove their masks when outdoors alone or with household members, but not in crowds. Research has shown that the risk of virus spread is very low during individual or small group activities outside where distance can be safely maintained. The agency recommends that in indoor and tightly packed outdoor settings, however, masks should still be worn to prevent virus spread. Listen to hear the reasons behind the CDC’s updated guidelines, and learn what experts believe is the key to putting the pandemic behind us.
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