TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The CDC has relieved Pima County of the federal mask mandate by removing its high-risk status Thursday afternoon.
New metrics used to judge whether counties require a mask indoors will now take into account hospitalizations, local hospitalization capacity and new COVID-19 cases.
CDC analysts use those metrics to create three levels of risk:
- Indoor masks are not needed
- People who are at high risk of severe COVID should consult with their doctor about prevention measures including masks
- Indoor mask use is recommended
According to these risk levels, residents of Pima County no longer have to wear their masks indoor unless their doctor recommends otherwise.
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