CDC Provides Updates to Mask Guidance

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CDC Outlines Masking Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its masking guidance. Providers are encouraged to review this guidance due to the greater transmission risk faced by people experiencing homelessness.

CDC recommends that people should wear masks in the following scenarios:

  • When indoors in public, if in areas of high local transmission or if not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines
  • When outdoors in close contact with other people (in areas of high local transmission), especially considering people with weakened immune systems or increased risk of disease or not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines
  • If a person has a weakened immune system, even if up to date on COVID-19 vaccines
  • On any form of public transportation

CDC guidance also includes using higher quality masks or respirators – such as KN95s or N95s – in the following situations.

In Gratitude for Providers

In recent blog posts, Alliance staff members Kay Moshier McDivitt and Samantha Wood draw upon their experiences as former frontline workers to express their gratitude and encourage self-care among providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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