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CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its universal masking recommendation for nursing homes and hospitals, unless those health care institutions are in areas seeing high levels of COVID-19 transmission.

The change is part of updated guidelines published by the CDC on Friday.

Still, due to high COVID rates only about a quarter of U.S. counties now fall under the new guidance, which would allow doctors, patients and visitors to dispense with masks, CBS News reported.

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