Poorly ventilated indoor spaces, especially where people are talking loudly, singing or exercising, carry the highest risk.
Friday’s change in masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes as many states and cities across the U.S. are starting to — or already have — ease up on mask mandates.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Wednesday reported an additional 63 resident COVID deaths. Two of them are from the new year, and the rest happened earlier in the pandemic.
Experts agree that the most important thing is to choose a mask that a child will actually wear properly all day long.