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The Great Mask Debate: CDC Reportedly Considering Recommending That People Wear Them

Published: April 1, 2020

It’s not yet clear whether health officials in the U.S. will recommend that healthy people wear face masks out in public during the coronavirus outbreak.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines to encourage people to do so.

Dr. Robert Redfield, the agency’s director, confirmed in an interview Monday with NPR that the agency is reviewing its guidelines on who should wear masks. The review is based on new data showing high rates of transmission by people who are infected but either have no symptoms or don’t know they’re infected.

Omaha World-Herald: The great mask debate: CDC reportedly considering recommending that people wear them