CDC: 12 Mass. Counties Now At High Or Substantial COVID Transmission Risk

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that 12 out of the 14 counties in Massachusetts are now at high or substantial risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The only two counties still at a moderate risk are Franklin and Hampshire Counties.

Last week, the CDC issued new guidance that said fully-people should wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission risk. This came amid concerns about the spread of the Delta variant.

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The agency said fully-vaccinated people who are immunocompromised, of if someone in their household is immunocompromised, should wear a mask in public indoor settings regardless of level of transmission risk.

Fully-vaccinated people who come in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be tested, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test.

The CDC has also recommended that all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools should wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

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