Hospitals keep masks as CDC guidelines change

Hospitals keep masks as CDC guidelines change

Hospitals keep masks as CDC guidelines change

September 29, 2022 - Hospitals around the country can start to look at modifying their mask guidelines after new CDC recommendations.

To remove masks, the CDC used to require community transmission to be in the green level.

But new rulings say hospitals can make a judgement call as soon as they leave the red.

In a move that even surprised Memorial Hospital's Dr. Dale Patterson, he says the CDC's decision doesn't change anything for them right now.

Wear a mask when you're out in public if you're sneezing and coughing. That is really helpful to not spread the disease. I don't think it's too much to ask for people if they're not feeling well to put a mask on if they do have to leave their house,” said Patterson.

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Source: <https://wsbt.com/news/local/hospitals-keep-masks-as-cdc-guidelines-change-covid-changes-illness-doctors-nurses-infection-red-transmission-recommendations>

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