Doctors Provide Guidance On When To Mask As More States Loosen Restrictions


Monday, February 14th 2022, 12:27 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -

As more states around the country lift mask requirements for indoor public places, some are questioning if they should continue to mask.

Doctors said there are three important things to consider whether to mask up: density of the crowd around you, ventilation and whether you know the vaccination status of people you're around.

But experts also said, regardless of that, some people will need to be more conservative.

"If you are in a multigenerational household or if you are in a household with anybody with immunocompromised and underlying conditions. You have to be extra cautious because those folks even vaccinated, are still at risk of more serious disease with COVID-19," Dr. Chris Beyrer with John Hopkins University said.

And if you have COVID-19 or know you have been exposed, it's recommended to wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days around others in public or your home.