A CNN article suggests that many parts of the COUNTRY may be lifting the mask rule, but don’t give up your face mask just yet.
Last week, the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention released new mask guidelines that vary depending on your COVID-19 community level. A mask is not always necessary if you live in a low or medium risk area, but is recommended in most cases if you live in a high-risk area
No matter what the situation is in your area, some people may still want to wear masks, says Dr. John O ‘Holo, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Some immunocompromised and unvaccinated people may feel more comfortable wearing masks, he said.
“Some people are not vaccinated at home. I have two kids under 5 of my own, “O ‘Holo said.
Others may want to wear masks when going indoors to places like grocery stores, said Christopher Surmont, a program manager at the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
“From an infection control point of view, masks are essentially another tool in your toolbox,” he said.
Sulmonte notes that mask guidelines can change over time, so it’s best to keep some with you if your condition changes.
Store your mask
Sulmonte says that whatever you decide to store masks, they need to be kept in a dry place.
“I personally use unsealed paper bags because the most important thing is that you want it to circulate with the air,” he said.
Another way to store masks is to use plastic containers with holes in them, O’Horo said.
We still need to wear high-quality mask in crowded place.