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Gov. Mills is instructing state health officials to review new federal mask guidelines

Gov. Mills is instructing state health officials to review new federal mask guidelines


Gov. Janet Mills said she has instructed state health agencies to review the new mask guide released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday. Under the CDC’s new guidance, vaccinated people are encouraged to wear masks indoors in areas with significant or high transmission of COVID-19 to help limit the spread of the Delta variant. The CDC also recommended that everyone in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask. “I expect the review to be completed tomorrow (Wednesday), at which time we will announce what changes may be made to our current public health recommendations here in Maine. In the meantime, we continue to strongly urge all Maine people to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. “It’s the best and most effective way to protect your health and your family, friends and community,” Mills said in a statement. use is recommended in indoor public spaces in these counties.All other Maine counties fall into the moderate category.

Gov. Janet Mills said she has instructed state health agencies to review new stitch guide released of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday.

Under the CDC’s new guidance, vaccinated people are strongly encouraged to wear masks indoors in areas with significant or high transmission of COVID-19 to help limit the spread of the Delta variant.

The CDC also recommended that everyone in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask.

“I expect the review to be completed tomorrow (Wednesday), when we will announce what changes may be made to our current public health recommendations here in Maine. In the meantime, we continue to strongly urge all Maine people to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. It is the best and most effective way to protect your health and your family, friends and community, ā€¯Mills said in a statement.

In Maine, York and Piscataquis counties have a significant societal spread of the virus, according to the CDC, which means that indoor mask use is recommended in indoor public spaces in these counties.

All other Maine counties fall into the moderate category.

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