Enough Already! Mask Mandate May Make Its Return To New Jersey
Here we go again. We are not out of the woods yet when it comes to this Covid19 virus. Even if you have been vaccinated the new variants emerging are causing concern.
So much so that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course and issued a warning this week...
Anyone living in the United States who is vaccinated for the coronavirus should still wear a protective mask indoors. They also recommend kids and faculty is K12 schools wear masks indoors. They have not reversed course on their recommendations for students to resume in-class learning.
This change in posture is the result of Covid19 cases going up at an alarming pace. New Jersey is among those areas where cases are increasing and Governor Murphy is now being forced to review the CDC’s new guidelines.
A spokesman for the governor’s office said...
“Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health will review the new CDC guidance on masking requirements in response to the spread of the delta variant. Governor Murphy continues to encourage all individuals ages 12 and up to receive the free and effective COVID-19 vaccination to reduce the spread of the virus.”
Not sure how this will play out. Especially since the state's mask mandate was lifted back in May. Businesses allowed “maskless” workers back in the office and schools are planning on in-class learning this fall.
That all could change in the coming days or weeks.
New Jersey shore counties that are listed in the “high” transmission area include Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic. Other counties on the list include Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, and Passaic.